Over 13 lakh electric vehicles being used in India: Govt.

New Delhi [India]: India has a total amount of 13.34 lakh electric automobiles while the variety of non-electric lorries stood at 27.81 crore, Minister pf Heavy Industries Krishan Buddy Gurjar said on Tuesday.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha Gurjar said the centre is taking a number of actions to promote use of electrical automobiles in India.
The government introduced the Faster Fostering as well as Manufacturing of EV system in 2015 with a purpose to decrease dependence on nonrenewable fuel sources and address issues of automotive discharges.

Currently, Phase-II of India System is being implemented for a duration of 5 years w.e.f. 1st April, 2019 with an overall financial support of Rs 10,000 crore.

The Government on 12th May, 2021 authorized a Manufacturing Linked Incentive (PLI) system for production of Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) in the country in order to bring down prices of battery in the nation. Decrease in battery cost will cause cost decrease of electrical cars.

Electric lorries are covered under Production Connected Incentive (PLI) system for Auto and also Vehicle Elements, which was authorized on 15th September 2021 with a monetary expense of Rs 25,938 crore for a duration of 5 years. GST on electric cars has been decreased from 12 percent to 5 per cent; GST on chargers/ charging terminals for electric cars has been decreased from 18 percent to 5 percent.

The Ministry of Road Transportation & Freeways (MoRTH) introduced that battery-operated lorries will be provided environment-friendly license plates and also be exempted from authorization requirements.

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