NEW DELHI: Delhi Government will soon make retro fitment services for electric vehicles completely faceless. The move will benefit a large number of diesel vehicle users who would want to convert their vehicles into electric vehicles.
“In our bid to make Delhi an EV (electric vehicle) capital, we have been consistently bringing our new interventions and initiatives which can help in fast adoption of electric vehicles,” Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot said in a statement.
In June 2022, Delhi Government had come up with an order to allow petrol and diesel vehicle owners to convert their vehicles into electric vehicles through retro fitment. It had already launched a new portal to bring in both customers and agencies who are involved in the process of retrofitting vehicles on a common platform.
As a step to make EV kit retro fitment faceless, the module for retro fitment of EV kit in diesel vehicles has been made online on the Vahan Portal to enable the citizens of Delhi to get their old diesel vehicles retrofitted with EV kit by the Retro Fitment Centre.
According to the new policy, citizens can avail of this service by visiting a Retro Fitment Centre (RFC), authorised by the Delhi government, for the installation of the EV kit in their diesel cars.
The RFC will upload the information about the EV kit installed in the diesel car on the Vahan portal. The same will be verified by the respective zone’s Regional Transport Office (RTO) official.
The individual then has to fill out an online application for alteration of the vehicle and upload the required documents and pay requisite fees.
Once approved, a new RC with an endorsed EV kit will be delivered to you at your doorstep.
Currently, the citizen will have to take the vehicle for a one-time inspection at the RTO office. After verification of the vehicle, the details of the same will be updated on the Vahan portal for Alteration (EV kit endorsement) by the official.
This service will go fully faceless soon, where the user will not have to visit the RTO but shall be taken care of at the Retro Fitment centre.