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Electronic Vehicles Will Get A Push

Electric Vehicles Policy was introduced in July, 2021 by Maharashtra Government. According to the policy government departments, municipal corporations and urban local bodies will purchase or rent only electronic vehicles.

The government has decided to change the date. Now, from January 1, 2022 government and all its associated bodies will rent or purchase only electronic vehicles.

Maharashtra Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray said, “Keeping our commitment to clean mobility and encouraging citizens, the government of Maharashtra has decided to implement the decision of purchasing or renting only Electric Vehicles for Government/Urban Local Bodies/Corporations from January 1, 2022, instead of April 1, 2022.”

Government has made this policy to promote adoption of electric vehicles in Maharashtra. The state government has decided to, maintain leadership in automotive manufacturing. The leaders want state to become hub for Electronic Vehicles ecosystem.

One state official said, “The EV policy aimed at making Maharashtra country’s top producer of BEVs, in terms of annual production capacity, target establishment of at least one giga factory for manufacturing of ACC batteries in Maharashtra and promoting R&D, innovation and skill development across the EV ecosystem in the state.”

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Government is aiming that by 2025, 10% of total new vehicle registration should consist of Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV).

Some Other Highlights From Electronic Vehicles Policy 2021

  • 25% electrification of public transport
  • Turning 15% of bus fleets run by MSRTC into EVs by 2025.
  • Turning 25% of urban fleet operated by private operators into EVs by 2025.

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