UP, Delhi and Karnataka Rank Highest In Terms of EV Registrations: Gadkari

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870,141 electric vehicles have been registered in India, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari revealed in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha

Electric vehicle registrations have been the highest in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Karnataka so far, as per data released by the government.

870,141 electric vehicles have been registered in India, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari revealed in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

Uttar Pradesh (255,700) has the highest registered electric vehicles, followed by Delhi (125,347) and Karnataka (72,544) come in that order. The fourth and fifth spots are grabbed by Bihar (58,014) and Maharashtra ( 52,506).

Gadkari said the Ministry of Heavy Industries formulated a scheme namely Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme in 2015 to promote adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles in the country with an aim to reduce dependency on fossil fuels.

At present, Phase-II of the FAME India scheme is being implemented for a period of five years with effect from April 1, 2019 with a total budgetary support of Rs 10,000 crore, he added.

GST on electric vehicles has been reduced from 12 per cent to 5 per cent; GST on chargers/ charging stations for electric vehicles has been reduced from 18 per cent to 5 per cent.

As of 25 November, around 1.65 lakh electric vehicles have been subsidised under FAME-II India scheme.

“Further, 6,315 electrical buses have been sanctioned to various State/City Transport Undertakings under Phase-II of the scheme,” Minister of State for Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha earlier.

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