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540 electric vehicles operating in state

Source: Chronicle News Service / PIB


New Delhi, February 11 2022: There are presently S40 electric vehicles running on the roads in Manipur, fourth among the northeast states.

As per the e-vahan portal of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, 966,363 electric vehicles are presently on the roads across the country.

Uttar Pradesh has highest number of e-vehicles with 2,76,217 followed by Delhi with 1,32,302 e-vehicles, Karnataka (82,046), Bihar (64,241), Maharashtra (58,815), Rajasthan (53,141), Tamil Nadu (50,296) and West Bengal (44,291).Among the northeast states, Assam is at the top with 47,947 e-vehicles, followed by Tripura (7,593), Sikkim (2,425), Manipur (540), Nagaland (171), Meghalaya (28), Arunachal Pradesh (20), and Mizoram (20).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 from April 1, 2019 onwards with a total budgetary support of Rs 10,000 crores.

Further, the government on May 12, 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.

Drop in battery price will result in cost reduction of electric vehicles.

Electric vehicles are covered under Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for automobile and auto components, which was approved on September 15, 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 per cent to 5 per cent; and GST on chargers/ charging stations for electric vehicles has been reduced from 18 per cent to 5 per cent.

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) announced that battery-operated vehicles will be given green license plates and be exempted from permit requirements.

MoRTH issued a notification advising states to waive road tax on EVs, which in turn will help reduce the initial cost of EVs.

This information was given by union minister of state for Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.