Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
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Use of Electric Vehicles

Posted On: 08 DEC 2021 3:02PM by PIB Delhi

 Ministry of Heavy Industries formulated a Scheme namely Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme in 2015 to promote adoption of electric/ hybrid vehicles (xEVs) in the country with an aim to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. At present, Phase-II of FAME India Scheme is being implemented for a period of 5 years w.e.f. 01st April, 2019 with a total budgetary support of Rs. 10,000 crores.      

GST on electric vehicles has been reduced from 12% to 5%; GST on chargers/ charging stations for electric vehicles has been reduced from 18% to 5%.

Government vide S.O. 5333(E) dated 18th  October, 2018 has granted exemption from the requirements of permit to the Battery Operated Transport Vehicles and Transport Vehicles running on Ethanol and Methanol fuels. Government vide GSR 525(E) dated 2nd August, 2021 has exempted Battery Operated Vehicles from the payment of fees for the purpose of  issue or renewal of registration certificate and assignment of new registration mark.

  1. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued the Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines 2020 under section 93 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, as amended in 2019. As per guidelines, State Governments are to facilitate operation of Electric/ Alternate fuel- based vehicles.
  2. The details of electric vehicles, state-wise, are mentioned at Annexure-I.

ANNEXURE I REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (d) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1217 ANSWERED ON 8TH DECEMBER, 2021 ASKED BY DR. SANTANU SEN REGARDING USE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

 

State Name

Total

Andaman & Nicobar Island

158

Arunachal Pradesh

20

Assam

43,057

Bihar

58,014

Chandigarh

1,768

Chhattisgarh

11,881

Delhi

125,347

Goa

1,312

Gujarat

13,063

Haryana

24,206

Himachal Pradesh

615

Jammu & Kashmir

1,321

Jharkhand

10,954

Karnataka

72,544

Kerala

11,959

Ladakh

6

Maharashtra

52,506

Manipur

519

Meghalaya

33

Mizoram

19

Nagaland

53

Odisha

9,887

Puducherry

1,386

Punjab

8,069

Rajasthan

46,862

Sikkim

23

Tamil Nadu

44,817

Tripura

7,103

UT of DNH and DD

127

Uttarakhand

23,428

Uttar Pradesh

255,700

West Bengal

43,384

Grand Total

870,141

 

Note: The details given are for digitized vehicle records as per centralized Vahan 4 and  data for

Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, and Lakshadweep  are not been provided as they are not in centralized Vahan 4.

This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

 

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