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Rajasthan government to give subsidy on all types of e-vehicles

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May 25, 2022, 10:21 am

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Jaipur: The Rajasthan government will provide subsidies on all types of electric vehicle purchases including two-wheelers in the state. The buyers will also be exempted from motor vehicle tax. The Ashok Gehlot government has approved the Rajasthan Electric Vehicle Policy (REVP). An additional budget provision of Rs 40 crore has been approved for the proposed one-time contribution and SGST refilling to promote the purchase of electric vehicles.

A senior transport department official said that the government aims to promote e-vehicles in the state. This will reduce pollution. He said that a subsidy of Rs 5,000-10,000 will be provided on an electric two-wheeler in the state, Rs 10,000- 20,000 on three-wheeler, and Rs 50,000 on cars and other light vehicles. The subsidy will be up to Rs 2 lakh on the bus.

CM Gehlot had announced the introduction of the Electric Vehicle Policy in the budget of 2019-20. According to this, the government will give this subsidy to the buyers of these vehicles for the refilling of SGST, as well as on the purchase of vehicles according to the battery capacity in the form of a one-time subsidy.

E-vehicles have also been kept out of the purview of Motor Vehicle Tax in the state. In the new policy, a provision has been made to sellers of e-vehicles to do all types of refilling within 7 days. This subsidy will be given to a limited number of vehicles under the e-vehicle policy. The policy document will be made public soon.

Along with this, the focus is on promoting electric vehicles in the state’s solar energy policy. The Central Government’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency has made Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited the nodal agency in Rajasthan. Jaipur Discom is the state nodal agency for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

First published: May 25, 2022