tech2 News StaffAugust 4, 2021 15:13:39 IST
As part of a plan to promote electric vehicles, India has now taken a new measure to encourage citizens to switch to electronic – buyers of electric vehicles will no longer have to pay fees for issuing or renewing their vehicle registration certificate. The Ministry of Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has stated in a new notification that all battery-powered vehicles are exempt from “paying the fees for issuing or renewing a registration certificate”.
In addition, there are no fees for giving a new registration mark to an electric vehicle. This, MoRTH says, is a step towards promoting e-mobility in the country.
On paper, the potential savings are relatively small — the fees for issuing / renewing a registration certificate currently range from 1,000 to 1,500 rubles for passenger cars and 300 rubles for two-wheelers. These will rise to 5,000 rubles from imported cars and 2,500 rubles from imported two-wheelers.
However, this is the second step in the country’s plans to promote the introduction of electric vehicles. Recently the center reviewed the FAME-II system increase e-two-wheel subsidies by a significant margin, and several states — including Gujarat and Maharashtra – have introduced advanced electric practices to attract motorists to choose an electric vehicle.