The Gujarat government has recently announced a scheme for the promotion of electric two and three-wheelers in the state.The state government will be offering subsidies to EV in the state.
The move was announced on the occasion of completion of 11 years of the climate change department in Gujarat.
School (class IX and above) and college students who buy electric two-wheelers will get a government subsidy of INR12,000, while rickshaw drivers and self-employed persons who buy electric three-wheelers will get a subsidy of INR 48,000 per vehicle.
The government has set a target of having 10,000 electric two-wheelers and 5,000 electric three-wheelers on the roads in the current fiscal year. The government has also announced that 10 public charging stations will be set up in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot to facilitate charging of e-vehicles. And A sum of INR 50 lakh has been earmarked for setting up these charging stations.
The event also marked the E- signing of 10 MoUs between IITs, IIMs, BISAG, Anand Agricultural University and GSRTC, Gujarat Gas, GUJCOST, GLPC, the chief town planner, GSTBM and Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat.
A summary of various actions of the state government in addressing issues related to climate change and promotion of renewable sources was also e-released by the CM.The summary is titled, “Building a Climate Resilient Gujarat: A Decade of Climate Action and A Road Map for the Future”.