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966,363 electric vehicles presently on road across the country

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

Posted On: 11 FEB 2022 5:36PM by PIB Delhi

In order to promote adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles in the country, the Government launched the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme since 2015 on pan India basis.  Presently, 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.

Further, following steps have been taken by the Government for adoption of electric vehicles in the country:

  1. The Government on 12th May, 2021 approved a Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for manufacturing of Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) in the country in order to bring down prices of battery in the country. Drop in battery price will result in cost reduction of electric vehicles.
  2. Electric Vehicles are covered under Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for Automobile and Auto Components, which was approved on 15th September 2021 with a budgetary outlay of Rs. 25,938 crore for a period of five years.
  • 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%.
  1. Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) announced that battery-operated vehicles will be given green license plates and be exempted from permit requirements.
  2. MoRTH issued a notification advising states to waive road tax on EVs, which in turn will help reduce the initial cost of EVs.

 

  As per the e-vahan portal (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways), the detailed list of electric vehicles on roads, State/UT- ANNEXURE.

 

ANNEXURE

State wise number of electric vehicles as on 31-01-2022

 

State Name

Grand Total

Andaman & Nicobar Island

159

Arunachal Pradesh

20

Assam

47,947

Bihar

64,241

Chandigarh

1,931

Chhattisgarh

13,428

Delhi

132,302

Goa

1,686

Gujarat

17,593

Haryana

26,780

Himachal Pradesh

711

Jammu and Kashmir

1,527

Jharkhand

12,171

Karnataka

82,046

Kerala

15,022

Ladakh

5,496

Maharashtra

58,815

Manipur

540

Meghalaya

28

Mizoram

20

Nagaland

171

Odisha

12,282

Puducherry

1,614

Punjab

10,142

Rajasthan

53,141

Sikkim

2,425

Tamil Nadu

50,296

Tripura

7,593

UT of DNH and DD

277

Uttar Pradesh

276,217

Uttarakhand

25,451

West Bengal

44,291

Grand Total

966,363

 

The details given are for digitized vehicle records as per centralized Vahan 4 and data for Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, and Lakshadweep has not been provided as they are not in centralized Vahan 4.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Heavy Industries Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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