Telangana’s Ministry Approves States EV Policy ; Aims At Faster Adaption Of EVs In State

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Telangana’s Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industry & Commerce, Information Technology K. T. Rama Rao (KTR) has recently announced that the cabinet has approved the state EV policy.

Main aim of this policy is faster adaption of EVs in the state by providing incentives.The final document has not been yet released.

The summary of draft policy of 2017 is below:

Recently, The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, Transport Department has issued an EV policy titled “ Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2020”.

The policy states that a new approach is required to kick-start the adoption of Electric Vehicles in Delhi and despite the Govt. push, the pace of adoption of Electric vehicles failed to meet the expectations. Hence the ministry seeks to put in place a comprehensive set of measures for giving impetus to the adoption of Electric Vehicles.

The primary objective of the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy, 2020 is to establish Delhi  as the EV capital  of India  and accelerate  the pace of EV adoption across vehicle segments, especially in the mass category of two- wheelers, public/shared transport vehicles and goods carriers. The policy shall seek to drive rapid adoption of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) so that they contribute to 25% of all new vehicle registrations by 2024 and bring about a material improvement in Delhi’s environment by bringing down emissions from the transport sector.

Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister at Government of NCT of Delhi stated that ” The policy will provide purchase incentives of Rs 30k-Rs 1.5 lakh, scrapping incentives, low-interest loans, and road tax and registration fee waivers. By 2024, we want to ensure that electric vehicles constitute 25% of new vehicle registrations. Currently, they are at 0.2%.”

“This policy will also boost the economy by creating jobs in the EV ecosystem. We will focus on job training at our skill centres. This is an opportunity for us to build a healthy future for Delhiites and the EV policy is a crucial step towards it.”,he added.

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