Have you wondered what would happen if the use of fueled vehicles did not reduce? Carbon emissions will never decrease, and climate change will step forward as a major threat. As the world grapples with climate change, sustainable transportation is the need of the century.
Many governments across the world are working to shift towards EVs since they have been identified as a key solution to curb emissions and reduce pollution levels - and India is no exception.
The FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacture of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles) Scheme is already active. Now, with the participation of the state governments, the adoption of EVs has increased. The state governments are taking proactive measures to promote the use of electric vehicles.
In this article, we will explore how various Indian state governments are promoting the use of electric vehicles through local-level policies.
Policies Various States Have Taken Into Action
Starting with Delhi, the National Capital State Government is combating hard to defeat pollution levels, which are increasing every year.
Delhi is at the forefront, promoting EVs and encouraging potential buyers with subsidies. The Delhi government is offering a subsidy of Rs 30000 to buyers for purchasing electric 3 wheelers.
Besides that, the incentive is also applicable to buying light commercial vehicles. Moreover, the Delhi government is also promoting the citizens to e-cycles and two-wheelers backed by subsidies.
Moving on to Tamil Nadu, the state government has adopted a new policy to promote the use of EVs.
As per the policy draft, the state will offer a subsidy of Rs 40000 to customers purchasing 3-wheeler EVs. In fact, all buyers would be exempted from paying RTO fees for EVs.
However, this incentive will be applicable to the EVs manufactured in Tamil Nadu and complies with FAME II standards. The policy is expected to boost the adoption of EVs in the state with much enthusiasm.
Gujarat has also announced a new policy to promote the use of EVs. Under this policy, the government would provide Rs 10000 per kWh subsidy to three-wheeled EVs that have a maximum battery capacity of 5 kWh.
To be eligible for this subsidy, the electric 3 wheeler price needs to be within Rs 5 lakhs.
Moving on to Punjab, the state government here has also announced a financial incentive for customers purchasing EVs.
The first 100000 buyers of EVs are eligible for a subsidy of Rs 10000. The first 10000 buyers of e-rickshaws can receive incentives up to Rs 30000.
Similarly, the first 5000 buyers of light commercial vehicles can avail themselves of a subsidy ranging from Rs 30000 to Rs 50000.
In addition to these policies, several other Indian states are also taking measures to promote the adoption of EVs. These policies and incentives are expected to make EVs more affordable for customers. With increasing concerns about climate change and pollution, the promotion of EVs is a step in the right direction towards a cleaner and greener future.