Government Proposes Exemption Of Registration Fees For EV

Updated On: 3 June 2021 Dheeraj Nair

MoRTH has drafted yet another new proposal for the exemption of registration fees for EV. Read more to learn more!

Lately, The country has been witnessing a gradual rise in the production and sales of electric vehicles. Electric Vehicles (EV) are a solution for sustainable mobility and it has been gaining traction in India.

The Central Government has been trying to push forward cleaner power to run automobiles in response to the rising carbon footprint in the country. The Government has been granting concessions for localised battery manufacturers and EV components manufacturers to increase the production of EVs. As a result, Internal combustion vehicle manufacturers have already begun mass producing EVs for the country.

Now, that the Central government has the confidence and support of EV makers and the demand for EV is increasing. It has drafted a new proposal that seeks exemption of electric vehicles from registration charges to further improve the demand.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has drafted yet another new proposal to exempt Electric vehicles from registration fees. The charges for renewal of registration has also been exempted.

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The notification by MoRTH states: Provided further that, for the Battery Operated Vehicles as defined in rule 2(u); the items given at Sl. no. 4 of the below-mentioned TABLE shall be exempted from the payment of fees for the purpose of issue or renewal of registration certificate and assignment of new registration mark.

EV registration Fees exemption

The notification from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) also stated that any objection or suggestion by the general public and all stakeholders will be considered within 30 days from the date of issuance of this draft.

Basically, the draft proposes an amendment to Rule N0. 81 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules,1989 which states that various fees chargeable to consumers for renewal of trade certificate of vehicles, issue of registration certificate for automobiles and transfer of ownership and more.

Electric vehicles in India:

The Indian EV market is gaining great momentum in terms of growth and demand. The two and three-wheeler EV market has been the one to see most of the growth in this segment.

Tata is a key player in the EV segment and has been producing and marketing the Tigor EV for some time now. The Nexon EV is the latest member of its EV lineup. Hyundai too has been playing a crucial role in the EV market since it introduced the Kona electric in India. MG Motors too upped their game by introducing their ZS EV in 2020. The ZS EV has gone through an update earlier this year and features a new battery setup and increased ground clearance.

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The luxury market has also been booming in terms of EV sales. Mercedes-Benz introduced its EQC in India which is packed with features and performance whereas Jaguar introduced its I-Pace which is equally stunning.

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