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Delhi EV Policy, 2020: Delhi Govt. exempts Road Tax for Battery Operated Vehicles [Read Notification]

Delhi EV Policy 2020 - Road Tax - Delhi - Battery Operated Vehicles - Taxscan

The Delhi Government as per the policy of the Delhi EV Policy, 2020 has announced the exemptions on road tax for Battery Operated Vehicles.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 13 of the Delhi Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1962 (number 57 of 1962), the Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, hereby exempts the tax levied upon all Battery Electric Vehicles described in column I, II, III and IV of Part A of Schedule-I and Part B of Schedule-I of this Act,” the notification said.

The government has announced the exemption with the objective to encourage people for the rapid adoption of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) so that they contribute 25% of all new vehicle registrations by 2020.

The fiscal incentives being offered would be in addition to the demand incentives available in the central government’s FAME II scheme.

“As promised by CM Arvind Kejriwal when announcing the landmark EV Policy, Delhi govt has exempted road tax on Battery Operated Vehicles. With right incentives & supporting infra, we are determined to ensure Delhi leads the country in rapid transition to Elec Vehicles,” the Delhi Transport Minister, Kailash Gahlot tweeted.

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