Delhi government exempts road tax on battery-operated vehicles under its EV policy

Delhi government exempts road tax on battery-operated vehicles under its EV policy

The chief minister in August had announced the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2020 and had promised to waive the road tax and registration fee and to provide an incentive of up to Rs 1.5 lakh for new cars.

The policy aims to enhance adoption of electric vehicles in Delhi by incentivising their purchase and use and raising registration to five lakh by 2024.

The Delhi government has exempted road tax on its battery-operated vehicles under its new Electric Vehicle Policy, Delhi Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said on Sunday.

 The Transport department, in it notification issued on Saturday, stated that the Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi exempted the tax levied upon all battery electric vehicles with immediate effect.

Gahlot said in a tweet “Congrats Delhi! As promised by CM @ArvindKejriwal when announcing landmark EV Policy, Delhi govt has EXEMPTED road tax on Battery Operated Vehicles. With rigc vehicle ht incentives & supporting infra, we are determined to ensure Delhi leads the country in rapid transition to Elec Vehicles (sic).”

The city government, in the notification, asked people to give their opinion on the exemption of registration fee.

“The said draft will be taken into consideration after the expiry of a period of three days from the date on which the copies of this notification are published in the Gazette of Delhi and made available to the public. Objections or suggestions in this behalf should be addressed to the Secretary-cum-Commissioner (Transport), Government of National Capital of Delhi, Transport Department,” it said.

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