The ministry of road transport and Highway on Tuesday declared that the battery-operated electric vehicles will be exempted from paying fees for the issue or renewal of registration certificate. This move is being considered as the government’s plan to boost the sales of electric vehicles in a dilemma where people find it impossible to afford the everyday hike in petrol/diesel price.
The new rule will apply to all categories of electric vehicles such as two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers. This policy comes in a bid to enable the adoption of electric mobility in India and further make India free from the pollution created by petrol/diesel vehicles.
The ministry of road transport and highway released their statement on their official Twitter handle and said ” MoRT&H has issued a notification dated 2nd August 2021 to exempt Battery Operated Vehicles from the payment of fees for issue or renewal of registration certificate and assignment of the new registration mark. This has been notified to encourage e-mobility.”
The MoRTH previously issued a draft on May 27th proposing the exemption and pursued the opinions from the public and stakeholders to move further with the decision. So far, The EVS is not so popular in our country. However, policies like this may captivate more people to go for battery-operated vehicles despite the initial cost of owning one.