Use of Electric Vehicles
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.
- 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.
- 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.