Saturday, October 23, 2021

Gujarat govt announces policy for electric vehicles for next four years

In Gujarat, the state government yesterday announced the policy for electric vehicles for the next four years. Announcing the policy, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the state aims to witness 2 lakh electric vehicles on the roads in next 4 years.

AIR correspondent reports that the policy also aims at making Gujarat, the manufacturing hub for e-vehicles. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that with the new policy minimum 6 lakh tonnes of carbon emission will be reduced.

The policy also aims to establish additional 250 charging stations which will take the total number of charging stations in the state to 528. Petrol pumps will also be given approval for establishing charging stations. The state government will provide subsidy up to Rs. 20 thousand for 2 wheelers, 50 thousand for 3 wheelers and up to 1.5 lakh for 4 wheelers which will be directly credited to bank accounts through DBT.

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