Jaipur. After Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat and Telangana governments, the Rajasthan government is also all set to launch the much-awaited Electric Vehicle (EV) policy.
“The draft of the EV policy is ready and will soon be sent to the finance department for approval,” Mahendra Soni, commissioner of the Rajasthan government’s transport department, told IANS.
The state government recently announced some incentives, including subsidizing the upfront cost of electric vehicles for early adopters and offering them reimbursement of State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) based on the battery capacity of the vehicle sold. is included.
Soni said these incentives are meant to support the sale of electric vehicles (two-wheeler and three-wheeler) in Rajasthan and will be part of the policy. Basically, these incentives have been announced as a part of the budget announcements made in the House during the budget session.
It needs to be mentioned here that the incentives were earlier termed as EV policy announcement, however, the department clarified to IANS that the EV policy is to be announced soon.
As per the order issued by the Transport Department, Government of Rajasthan, an amount of Rs 10,000 will be reimbursed on purchase of a three-wheeler with battery capacity of 3 kWh, Rs 15,000 for 4 kWh battery capacity and Rs 20,000 for battery capacity above 5 kW Will go
For two-wheelers, the amount is Rs 10,000 for battery capacity above 5 kWh, Rs 9,000 for battery capacity up to 5 kWh, Rs 7,000 up to 4 kWh and Rs 5,000 up to 2 kWh.
This grant amount will be payable on all electric two wheelers and three wheelers according to their battery capacity and will be payable on vehicles purchased from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 and registered by March 2022.
The officers of the District Transport Department have been asked to deposit the SGST benefit in the account of the vehicle buyers within seven days of purchase.
Transport department commissioner Mahendra Soni told IANS: “The new initiative will help in promoting the sale of EVs, which will reduce pollution. Also, permit fee on the purchase of EVs has been waived off.”
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