2020-09-21
Gujarat announces new subsidy scheme for promotion of e-vehicles

Gujarat announces new subsidy scheme for promotion of e-vehicles

The Gujarat government has declared a new scheme for the promotion of electric vehicles (two and three-wheelers) in the state, under which it will be presenting a subsidy to electric vehicle buyers in the state. The move was declared on the occasion of the accomplishment of 11 years of the climate change department in the Gujarat Government.

As per a report, high school (class IX and above) and college students who buy electric two-wheelers will get government support of Rs 12,000, while rickshaw drivers and self-employed persons who purchase electric three-wheelers will get a support of Rs 48,000 per vehicle.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani believed the state government has set a target of having 10,000 electric two-wheelers and 5,000 electric three-wheelers on the roads in the present fiscal year. He added that the government has committed to promoting e-mobility as a measure to curtail pollution caused by fossil fuels.

The government also announced that ten public charging stations will be set up in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, and Rajkot to enable the charging of e-vehicles. An amount of Rs 50 lakh has been allocated for setting up these charging stations.

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