Taking significant moves to promote the use of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the national capital, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Goverment of Delhi announces waiver of registration fees for EVs. This is the second time the Delhi government has offered relaxations for promoting EVs. Earlier, in another such move, Delhi did away with the road tax for EVs.
Kailash Gahlot, Transport Minister of Delhi announced the waiver of the registration fee for EVs on Friday, October 16 in a tweet. The Minister sharing the notification of fee waiver, dated October 15, 2020, tweeted, “Congrats again, Delhi! Next in list of breakthrough incentives promised by CM
@ArvindKejriwal, Delhi govt exempts Registration fee on Battery Operated Vehicles. Delhi leads again, the EV way! #SwitchDelhi.”
Congrats again, Delhi! Next in list of breakthrough incentives promised by CM @ArvindKejriwal, Delhi govt exempts Registration fee on Battery Operated Vehicles. Delhi leads again, the EV way! #SwitchDelhi pic.twitter.com/8agQw6KikQ
— Kailash Gahlot (@kgahlot) October 16, 2020
Besides this, a subsidy of Rs 10,000 per kWh of battery power will be given to the first 1000 electric four-wheelers. The subsidy is capped at Rs 1,50,000 per EV, as per the EV policy in Delhi. Moreover, a subsidy capped at Rs 30,000 per EV has been made available for the two-wheelers, auto-rickshaws and freight vehicles category wherein Rs 5000 kWh of battery capacity is being provided.
Additionally, the Delhi government is also providing a ‘scrapping incentive’ for the people willing to shift to EVs. Currently, the road tax ranges from four per cent to 10 per cent of the vehicle cost, whereas, the registration fee is Rs 3000.