draft Motor Vehicle Aggregators Scheme 2022

Delhi releases draft Motor Vehicle Aggregators Scheme making Electric Vehicle adoption for fleet operators compulsory

On 24th January 2022, the Delhi government has issued a draft Motor Vehicle Aggregators Scheme, 2021, which has called on online passenger and commercial vehicle operators to increasingly adopt electric vehicles (EVs). The Scheme aims to regulate the services of Aggregators who ply their vehicles in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi and to bring the provision of such services into alignment with the Delhi Electric Vehicles Policy, 2020.

Under the draft Motor Vehicle Aggregators Scheme, henceforth, all aggregators operating more than 50 vehicles, would be required to take a license for operating in the NCT of Delhi. The Aggregators also need to ensure registration of all onboarded driver-partners and their vehicles in use at the portal as notified by the Transport Department, GNCTD.

According to the draft scheme, the targets for conversion to electric fleet, will apply only for new cars being brought under the ambit of operators such as Uber, Olacabs and others. Older vehicles already registered under these aggregators will, for the time being, continue operating. Alongside laying down a proposed timeline for adding more electric vehicles to their fleet, the draft scheme has also proposed a continuous driver assessment to boost safety of services in the national capital.

Operators registered under this scheme will also be required to set up a 24-hour contact centre in Delhi, which will also need to store real-time data of all vehicles operational under them at any point. These contact centres will also be needed to share any booking related data, including passenger names, car registration numbers and driver details, with the Delhi government’s transport department at any given point in time.

Targets & Timelines for Conversion of Fleet to EVs

Post the grant of aggregator license to respective applicants, the Aggregators shall ensure the following % of all new onboarded fleets to be electric vehicles.

For 2-Wheelers (Commercial) and 3-Wheelers (Passenger and Commercial)

TimelineThe target for adoption of EVs in new fleet
Within the first 6 months from the day of grant of license10%
Within One year from the day of grant of license25%
Within Two years from the day of grant of license50%

For 4-Wheelers (Passenger and Commercial)

TimelineThe target for adoption of EVs in new fleet
Within the first 6 months from the day of grant of license5%
Within One year from the day of grant of license15%
Within Two years from the day of grant of license25%

Draft Motor Vehicle Aggregators Scheme, 2021