Good news for EV enthusiasts in India! Both Telangana and Tamil Nadu have passed their long-awaited EV policies.
Telangana has exempted EVs from road tax and registration for the first 2,00,000 Electric 2 wheelers purchased and registered in Telangana. This is a great move since the policy duration is 10 years. We hope a lot more states start thinking of long term benefits for those buying EVs. This also just happens to perfectly coincide with Ather 450X and 450 Plus deliveries starting in Hyderabad in the next few weeks.
Just yesterday, Tamil Nadu also passed their EV policy, exempting EVs from road tax! This policy now means we are able to bring down the price for the Ather 450, 450 Plus, and 450X. We’re evaluating the impact on pricing and the implementation date on-ground. We will keep you posted.
We hope that a lot more of you would switch to their first electric vehicle and make use of the exemptions
This is an important milestone to establish the future of electric vehicles in India and helps accelerate the shift to electric! We’re glad the regulations are moving forward, benefiting the early adopters through incentives.
We also summarized the benefits an early adopter of electric vehicles can get:
100% Road tax exemption until 2022. Proposed amendments to building bye-laws for charging infrastructure for high rise buildings/Tech Parks/Apartments
100% exemption for road tax and registration until 2022.
No road tax or registration fees for the first 2 lakh E2W purchased & registered in Telangana upto 2030. (who said politicians only think of the short term). Charging points + reserved parking for E2W at metro stations & bus depots.
100% exemption for road tax + registration up to 2023. Proposal for special EV meter for residential users with tariff capped at 4.75 paise. Subsidies for the first 70K E2W
This one is exciting. Additional state subsidy of Rs. 14K over and above FAME II (this is specific to Ather 450X. May vary for other EVs). Subsidies for charging stations in residential societies (which means fast home charging is now an option)
Kerala and Gujarat and West Bengal
We’re yet to find a link to them, Gujarat and West Bengal’s policies. If you have them, post the link below!
Kerala policy: http://bit.ly/kerlevp