Free Registration, Renewal For All Electric Vehicles In India: Govt Push For e-Mobility!

The government might have a new scheme for promoting the usage of electric or battery operated vehicles – there will no longer be any need for issue or renewal of registration certificate(RC).

Read on to find out all the details about this new proposition about battery operated vehicles!

Battery Operated Vehicles Will No Longer Need An RC?

As per newest reports coming in, the ministry of road transport and highways has now issued a  draft notification that proposes to exempt the vehicles operated by battery from paying the fees or issuing or renewal of registration certificate (RC).

This will definitely play a huge part in the government’s push for electrically powered vehicles. 

In a statement issued by the ministry, it has been clarified that it is seeking comments from general public and all stakeholders. However, these comments will be welcome within a period of 30 days from the date of issuance of this draft notification.

As per the statement, “The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification dated May 27, 2021, further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, proposing to exempt BOV from payment of fees for the purpose of issue or renewal of RC and assignment of new registration mark.”

The statement also says that this notification has been issued in order to push e-mobility.

Government’s Push For Electrically Powered Vehicles

Govt. has already ordered Uber and Ola to convert 40% of their fleet into the electric mode by 2026, and reports from auto-firms have been asked, regarding how electric mobility can expand in India.

Incentives such as zero registration fees for electric vehicles has already been proposed, and more incentives and discounts for electric vehicle users will be put forward in the coming days.

However, there are challenges which need to be sorted out.

Ola attempted their electric vehicle fleet, but they failed, and the project had to be dropped..

After Govt said that only electric 2-wheelers will be sold in India, automobile firms are seeking more time, and more clarity on this whole thing.

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