new Delhi: The Delhi Transport Department has started the registration process of centers for converting old diesel and petrol vehicles to electric vehicles with electric kits. Reports from sources close to the matter suggest that 10 manufacturers of electric kits have already been shortlisted to convert old petrol and diesel vehicles into electric vehicles that cannot ply on city roads. The department has issued guidelines for those who install electric kits, saying that they will be authorized by the kit manufacturer or supplier to fit the kit on their behalf.
The guidelines also stipulate that the installer should have trained technicians and the supplier will have to provide comprehensive training to the technicians. The supplier will also have to keep a record of the vehicles installed with the electric kit and provide the same to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways as and when required.
The installer will also have to conduct an annual fitness test of the vehicle and maintain a record of the audited parameters. The installer has to assess the fitness of the vehicle for kit installation, explain it to the vehicle owner and obtain their written consent.