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Maharashtra’s bold new EV policy with a focus on incentives for buyers and the industry

The Maharashtra state government today announced a comprehensive EV policy 2021 aimed at accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the state and building an infrastructure for EV manufacturing and charging. The comprehensive goal is for EVs to contribute 10% of new car registrations annually, or 300,000 EVs, by 2022.

This policy consists of three direct incentives for supply, demand, and charging infrastructure. There are also non-financial incentives to develop skilled personnel to support the transition to EVs across the state.

The maximum budget reserve for “demand-side” and “charging infrastructure” incentives is 930 rupees over a four-year period (2021-2025). The implementation of EV policy is covered by the green tax levied on the re-registration of old vehicles and fuel consumption.

Aiming for a speedy shift to EV
Maharashtra targets 6 cities (Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Amlavati, Nashik) and 25% of public transport, in addition to the aforementioned goal of 10% of new car sales to EV. We have realized the electrification and last mile delivery. Vehicles by 2025. Also, from April 2022, all new government vehicles will be EVs.

The EV policy sets out a state government plan to quickly track and guarantee EV time-limited registrations, including EV fleets owned by aggregators, last mile delivery providers, logistics players and more.

The policy encourages fleet aggregators to operate electric vehicles in accordance with Automotive Aggregator Guidelines 2020 issued by the Ministry of Road Transport.

High incentives for motorcycle, tricycle, and four-wheeled vehicle purchasers
Please see the data sheet below. There are ample incentives for electric motorcycles, tricycles and four-wheeled vehicles. Early adoption of EVs by December 31, 2021 will provide the greatest benefits of Rs 44,000 for e-two-wheelers, Rs 92,000 for e-three-wheelers and Rs 175,000 for e-four-wheelers.

Focus on charging infrastructure
The provincial government also has seven major city settlements (Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Orangabad, Nasik, Amravati, Sorapur) and four major highways (Mumbai-Pune, Mumbai-Nasik, Mumbai-Nagpur and Pune-Nasik). ..

Slow chargers (15,000 units) get incentives up to Rs. 10,000 rupees per charger, fast chargers (500 units) are incentives up to 500,000 rupees per charger. “Urban local bodies are encouraged to provide property tax refunds to install private charging infrastructure on the homeowner’s premises,” a government document states. ULB / PWD / MSRDC identifies the location of the charging infrastructure.

The proposed incentive will be added to the FAME Il incentive and will be awarded to the vehicle manufacturer based on the number of vehicles registered in Maharashtra.

Benefits for EV makers launching projects in the state
According to the EV policy document, “All benefits of the” D + “category of megaprojects are offered to these industries regardless of the location of manufacturing units in the state. This incentive applies and is paid from the date of notification of the policy. Through industry, energy and labor sectors. “

Non-financial incentives
The EV Policy aims to quickly track and guarantee EV time-limited registrations, including EV fleets owned by aggregators, last mile delivery providers and logistics players. In line with the Vehicle Aggregator Guideline 2020 issued by MoRTH, fleet aggregators will be encouraged to operate EVs and real estate developers will be required to park their EVs.

Policy implementation
The provincial government will set up a mechanism steering committee chaired by the Chief Secretary and other relevant departments to assess the effectiveness of the policy and revise it, taking into account the ecosystem and environment of EVs. .. There is a climate change department that promotes “EV monitoring cells”.

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Maharashtra’s bold new EV policy with a focus on incentives for buyers and the industry
Maharashtra’s bold new EV policy with a focus on incentives for buyers and the industry
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