Tamil Nadu to unveil electric vehicle policy shortly

This article was published on : September 13, 2019

Tamil Nadu has finalised its electric vehicle policy and would unveil it within three weeks. It is learnt that the state has made use of the best features of those from other states which have already released them. The policy would have several layers, he said. “There would be a special package for electric vehicle battery manufacturers and special incentives for MSMEs. There would be support for industrial transition to e-vehicles.

The policy would also aim to have a systemic institution to monitor the transition and road tax and registration charges for electric vehicles would be addressed and they would be better than other states. In addition, they would also develop infrastructure to support e-vehicles, such as charging stations at public places and bus depots. Pointing out the state’s initiative to promote e-vehicles in public transport, he said under the “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India – II’ scheme (Fame-II scheme), the state would buy 525 electric buses.

There would be a thrust on going electric in shared mobility such as autorickshaws. The policy would ensure that there is an eco-system for electric vehicles. The industries department would be the nodal body, the transport department the regulatory body and the electricity board would be an important partner in implementing the policy, he said.

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