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Vehicle Registration Charges removed for EV buyers in India

With the start of a new month a piece of very good news has emerged for all the existing and potential EV buyers, which says that the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has earlier passed notice according to which Electric Vehicle (EV) will ‘be relieved from paying any charges for the issue or renewal of registration certificate (RC).

A couple of months back the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways drafted a notice regarding bringing a change in the Motor Vehicle Rule, 1989 making it so that any owner of a battery-operated vehicle should be exempted from paying any charges for the renewal or issuing of the Registration Certificate and assignment of new registration.

This rule might not see very efficient in many states as a similar law is already in action in cities like New Delhi, Mumbai and few others, but this law will further benefit other states where no such law exists, this might also attract buyers in many states to switch to EVs as a better and easier alternative to rising prices of fossil fuel.  

Talking about the situation of EV cars in India, which is not in very good shape when compared to the sales of fossil fuel-based cars, although it is to be expected as the EVs aren’t cheap in any sense owing to the high prices of batteries used in such cars as well as the thought of being stranded at a place where there is no electric city as our county isn’t as developed as many other countries like the US, UK and many such.

Apart from that, there aren’t many options to choose from as only a handful of EVs exists in the Indian market like the cheapest EV car in India, Tata Tigor EV, Tata Nexon, MG ZS EV, Hyundai Kona, Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes-Benz EQC, in which only the Tata Tigor can be bought under Rs. 10 lakh price tag.

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