Electric vehicles would be excluded from paying fees for the renewal of a registration certificate, as well as the assignment of a new registration mark, according to the transportation ministry’s proposal.
According to a senior government official, the initiative is designed to encourage the country’s adoption of electric mobility.
The ministry has released a draft notification in this matter, requesting stakeholders’ views and ideas. In this regard, Rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, would be changed.
The ministry of road transport and highways has proposed a number of other initiatives to stimulate the adoption of electric vehicles in India.
The Centre approved the sale and registration of electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers without batteries in December last year, in a move to lower the cost of electric vehicles.
The proposed law will apply to all battery-powered vehicles, including two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers.
While India has attempted to promote the use of electric vehicles in the country, the plan has failed due to a lack of charging infrastructure and user fear, among other factors.
Nitin Gadkari, India’s transport minister, has stated that the country does not require a particular electric vehicle strategy and that the transition to electric transportation will take place.
Sales of EV in India
Making India’s passenger mobility electric and connected, according to Niti Aayog, the government’s policy think tank, could reduce energy demand by 64% and carbon emissions by 37% by 2030.
This would result in a reduction of 156 million tonnes of oil equivalent in diesel and petrol consumption for that year, implying a net savings of nearly Rs 3.9 lakh crore in 2030 at $52 a barrel of crude.