Gujarat government has announced its new E-Vehicle Policy. This policy includes a subsidy of Rs 10 lakh will be available for setting up a charging station.
Electrification is a proper step to prevent environmental pollution and it is happening rapidly in the automobile sector.
Intending to make Gujarat a pollution-free state, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday 22 June announced the implementation of the Electrical Vehicle Policy in the state.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the vehicle policy will remain in force for the next four years. Total no. of 250 charging stations have been approved in Gujarat.
Even, the state government is planning to set up 250 more charging stations in the next year. As per the policy, work will also be done for the manufacturing of electric vehicles.
This electric segment will mainly focus on e-bikes, rickshaws, and automobiles, two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers.
About New E-Vehicle Policy:
Under Gujarat’s new E-Vehicle Policy, subsidies up to Rs 20,000 will be available on 2-wheeler EVs. Altogether, a subsidy of up to Rs 50,000 will be available on 3-wheeler EVs.
Although, a 4-wheeler EV will get a subsidy of up to Rs 1.5 lakh. Under the new electrical vehicle policy, the state government plans to cut the carbon dioxide (CO2) level in the atmosphere by about 6 million tonnes.
Also, the government will set up 500 charging stations across the state and give subsidies to them too. A subsidy of up to Rs 10 lakh will be given on the construction of charging facilities.
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Rupani also said that so far 250 charging stations have been approved. This subsidy will be given on per kg and per kW basis.
Firstly, 1.5 lakh e-scooters, 70,000 rickshaws, and 25,000 cars will play on the roads in various cities of the state. Even, Gujarat has made this policy better than other states.
The state chief minister said electrification of public transport could also be considered in the future. Adding that local people would be free to buy vehicles of their choice as per their suitability.