Electric Vehicles in India: 4 Lakh EVs Across The Country, UP Leads With 1.39 Lakh, Nitin Gadkari Informs Lok Sabha

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The Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council on Saturday slashed the tax rates on electronic vehicles (EVs). The tax was brought down to five per cent from the existing 12 per cent. The new tax rate will be effective from August 1, 2019. The meeting chaired by Finance Minister was held via video conferencing.

New Delhi, July 15:  Over the last few years, the government of India has been introducing measures for the easy convenience of the people which will help them to adopt electronic vehicles. According to the road transport ministry’s data, currently, there are nearly four lakh registered electric or battery-operated vehicles in India and half of them are in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. Most of these vehicles are e-rickshaws and e-carts, which got legal status after Parliament passed a law in March 2015 to recognise these as motor vehicles, according to an Economic Times report. Green Number Plates Mandatory For All Electric Vehicles in India: Special Benefits Like Free Parking & Concession At Highway Tolls.

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Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari has informed the Lok Sabha that UP has 1.39 lakh registered electric vehicles followed by nearly 75,600 in Delhi. Gadkari has also proposed an exemption of registration fee for EVs to promote the use of eco-friendly vehicles in the country.

The central government recently made a green number plate mandatory for EVs across the country and asked the state transport department to ensure the same is being implemented. As per the new policy, all the EVs need to use green number plates irrespective of the year they were purchased in.

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