New Delhi, Auto Desk. These days the air quality in Delhi-NCR is very poor, due to which common people are facing difficulty in breathing, while many people are also having to visit the hospital due to air pollution. The government is also working fast to get rid of air pollution soon. Delhi’s Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot has cleared the way for using a 10-year-old diesel vehicle. After installing an electric kit in a diesel vehicle, vehicle owners can drive their vehicles in Delhi-NCR even after 10 years.

Delhi’s Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said in his Twitter post, “Delhi is now ready for electric retrofitting of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE). If your diesel vehicle is found fit then convert it to electric engine. Soon. The department will share the list of companies making electric kits. Through this, diesel vehicles can be used even after 10 years.

the process will be like this

Electric kit will be allowed to be installed in a diesel car only when the testing agency will check the fitness of the diesel car engine and approve it. Vehicle owners will be able to change their engine only after getting the approval. However, so far the list of testing agencies has not been released by the Transport Department. The department says that the list of companies making electric kits will be shared soon.

what can cost

The official rates for electric retrofitting in diesel engines are yet to be decided. But according to media reports, the vehicle owner may have to spend an estimated Rs 4-6 lakh to get the electric kit installed. The diesel engine is said to be the first to be removed from the car, and this space will be used to fit an electric motor, high-voltage wiring circuit and control unit, which can cost a lot. If your vehicle is fitted with an electric engine, you will also need to install a charging setup at your home.

Let us tell you, as per the orders issued by National Green Tribunal 2015 and Supreme Court 2018, diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years cannot ply in Delhi-NCR. At present there are 38 lakh used vehicles in Delhi.

Edited By: Atul Yadav