Please Tell Us Your City

Knowing your city will help us provide relevant content to you.

Sorry! No matching results found. Try again.Error Identifying Your Location.

Log in to CarWale

Please enter your password
Forgot password?
Please enter your registered email

Sign up to CarWale

Please enter your name
Please enter your mobile number
Please enter your password
Please enter your password

Government to have electric vehicle policy ready by December

May 18, 2017, 10:41 AM IST by Pratheek Kunder
Government to have electric vehicle policy ready by December

Government of India has announced that its new electric vehicle policy will be ready by December. This new policy will aim at promoting eco-friendly vehicles to curb the rising pollution. 

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said that the responsible ministers have submitted recommendations to the cabinet secretary and is now in the process of preparing a draft plan. This upcoming policy is expected to be largely based on the report submitted by NITI Aayog. The suggestions included limiting sales of petrol and diesel cars and reducing interest rates on loans and duties for electric vehicles. It was recommended that batteries for EVs should be imported in bulk to reduce the overall cost. 

The minister said there are a few Indian companies that have shown interests in investing in electric vehicles and the related infrastructure. The policy will include both light and heavy weight electric vehicles like cars and buses. In fact, the pilot project of running electric public buses and taxis will begin in Nagpur on May 26. Depending on the response, this initiative will be replicated in other Indian cities. 

India plans to slash its oil import bill to half by 2030 and also reduce its emissions as a part of its commitment to the Paris climate treaty. The government knows that the poor sales of electric vehicles is because of high battery costs and lack of proper infrastructure for charging. This new policy is expected to change the Indian automotive industry. 

Show CommentsHide Comments

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Price in Popular Cities

CityOn-Road Prices
Chennai₹ 6.52 Lakhs onwards
Hyderabad₹ 6.75 Lakhs onwards
New Delhi₹ 6.21 Lakhs onwards
Bangalore₹ 6.77 Lakhs onwards
Mumbai₹ 6.55 Lakhs onwards
Kolkata₹ 6.25 Lakhs onwards
  • Upcoming Cars

Maruti Suzuki New ErtigaMaruti Suzuki New Ertiga

21 November 2018

7.80L - ₹ 12.40L
Mahindra Alturas G4Mahindra Alturas G4

24 November 2018

35L - ₹ 40L
Tata HarrierTata Harrier

January 2019

16L - ₹ 22L
Tata 45XTata 45X

March 2019

8L - ₹ 10L
Kia SPKia SP

July 2019

14L - ₹ 20L
All Upcoming Cars
Ask the experts1800 2090 230Mon-Fri (9 AM - 8 PM)
Sat (9 AM - 5:30 PM)
Sun (9 AM - 7 PM)
Toll free

Select your city to avail offers

Currently available only in