Central & State Government EV Policies in India

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular in India with affordable models being launched by manufacturers. To promote the adoption of EVs, the Indian government has implemented several incentives and policies aimed at making EV charging more accessible and affordable.

One key incentive is the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme, which was first introduced in 2015 and has been extended multiple times. The scheme provides financial incentives to manufacturers and buyers of EVs, including subsidies on the purchase of electric two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers, as well as support for the development of charging infrastructure.

The government is also encouraging the development of public EV charging infrastructure through the National Electric Mobility Program (NEMP). The program aims to set up a network of EV charging stations across the country, with a focus on major cities and highways. The government plans to install around 50,000 EV charging stations by 2030.

In addition to these national-level policies, several state governments in India have also announced their own EV policies and incentives.

State-wise EV Policies

 

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Andhra Pradesh State EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, released on 8th August 2018

 

Key Highlights:

  • Phase out all fossil fuel based commercial fleets and logistics vehicles in top 4 cities by 2024 and all cities by 2030.
  • All forms of Government vehicles, including vehicles under Government Corporations, Boards and Government Ambulances etc. to use electric vehicles by 2024.
  • Reimbursement of registration charges and road tax on sale of Electric Vehicles until 2024.
  • All new permits for commercial complexes, housing societies and residential townships with a built-up area 5,000 sq.mt and above will mandate charging stations.
  • DISCOM shall release supply to charging/battery swapping stations within 48 hours of application.

 

You can read the complete policy document here.

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Assam EV State Policy

Policy Status: Notified on 4th September 2021

 

Key Highlights:

  • Target to rapidly adopt Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in a manner where they contribute to 25% of all new vehicle registrations by 2026.
  • Convert 100% of public transport bus fleet into electric buses (Battery Electric Vehicles) by 2030.
  • The incentives for all types of electric vehicles shall be based on the electric vehicle battery capacity (kWh) as indicated below:
Vehicle Segment Battery Size in kWh (approx.) State Subsidy Amount (Rs.) Total State Subsidy (Rs.) Maximum ex-factory price to avail incentive (Rs.)
2-wheeler 2 kWh 10,000 per kWh 20,000 1.50 lakhs
3-wheeler 5 kWh 10,000 per kWh 50,000 5 lakhs
4-wheeler 15 kWh 10,000 per kWh 1.50 lakhs 15 lakhs

 

  • Commercial public EV charging stations for 2 wheelers, 3 wheelers, 4 wheelers will be eligible for 25 % capital subsidy on equipment/machinery subject to maximum limit of Rs. 10 lakhs per station. This incentive will be provided to first 500 commercial public EV charging stations.
  • Exemption of registration charges and road tax on 2, 3 &4Wheeler Electric Vehicles for 5 years.

 

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Chhattisgarh State EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, released on 1st April 2022, extendable to 10 years.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Target rapid adoption of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) so that they contribute to 15% of all new vehicle registrations by 2027.
  • All the aggregator service providers to mandatorily have at-least 30% of e-vehicles in their fleet.
  • There shall be a 100% waiver of Road tax on all the EVs purchased during the first 2 years from the date of commencement of this policy. The waiver shall be 50% and 25% on Road tax on all the EVs purchased during the next 2 years and 1 year respectively.
  • The State will support up to 10% of the cost of the vehicle (excluding tax) or Rs. 1.5 lacs whichever is lower, for Purchase of the electric vehicles, either under individual use or commercial use, for five years till 2026-27.
  • Exemption of Registration fees on purchase of EVs for the operational period of this policy.

 

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Delhi State EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, released on 7th August 2020, valid for 3 years from the date of issue.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Policy seeks to drive rapid adoption of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) so that they contribute to 25% of all new vehicle registrations by 2024.
  • A purchase incentive of
    • Rs. 10,000/- per kWh of battery capacity per electric 4-Wheeler (maximum of Rs. 1,50,000/- per vehicle) for the first 1000 e-cars.
    • Rs. 30,000/- per vehicle for e-autos, e-rickshaws, and e-carts (per individual).
    • Rs. 30,000/- to the first 10,000 e-Goods Carriers.
    • Rs. 5,000/- per kWh of battery capacity per electric 2-Wheeler (maximum incentive of Rs. 30,000/- per vehicle)
  • Ride hailing service providers shall be allowed to operate electric two-wheeler taxis, subject to operating within the guidelines to be issued by the Transport Department, GNCTD.
  • Changes in building bye-laws shall be made to make all new home and workplace parking ‘EV ready’ with 20 % of all vehicle holding capacity/parking required to be Electric Vehicle ready

 

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Goa State EV Policy

Policy Status: Final dated 22nd November 2021, subsidies discontinued w.e.f. 31st July 2022

 

Key Highlights:

  • All two wheelers involved in commercial activity operating in Goa shall switch to complete electric by 31st December 2025.
  • After 31st December 2030, all the two wheelers sold in the state of Goa to be 100% electric.
  • All new and renovated non-residential buildings, as well as individual and other residential buildings, Co-op, Group Housing Societies, and colonies managed by Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs), with parking demarcated for more than 10 equivalent car spaces (‘ECS’) will need to have at least 20% ‘EV ready’ ECS spots with conduits installed.
  • Road Tax and registration fees shall be waived for all Battery Electric Vehicles during the period of this policy.

 

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Gujarat State EV policy

Policy Status: Final, dated 1st July 2021, valid for 4 years from date of commencement.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Policy targets to support the deployment of the first two lakh electric vehicles (Both Individual and commercial use) for four years commencing from 1st July 2021. The break-up is as follows:
    • 2-Wheelers: 1.1 Lakh
    • 3-Wheelers: 70,000
    • 4-Wheelers: 20,000
  • Commercial public EV charging stations for 2 wheelers, 3 wheelers, 4 wheelers will be eligible for 25 % capital subsidy on equipment/machinery (limited up to Rs. 10 lakhs per station) for the first 250 commercial public EV charging stations.
  • The incentives for all types of electric vehicles shall be based on the electric vehicle battery capacity (in kWh).
Vehicle Segment State Subsidy Amount (in Rs.) Maximum ex-factory price to avail incentive (in Rs.)
2  wheeler

3  wheeler 4-Wheeler

Rs. 10,000/- per kWh Rs. 10,000/- per kWh

Rs. 10,000/- per kWh

Rs. 1.5 lakhs

Rs. 5 lakhs Rs. 15 lakhs

  • The maximum amount of subsidy should not be more than the 40% of the ex. factory price of the vehicle. The amount whichever is less will be given as subsidy.

 

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Haryana State EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, notified on 8th July 2022, valid for 5 years from date of commencement.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Buyers of Electric Vehicle shall be provided with one-time Purchase Incentive to individuals within policy period as below:
S.No Vehicle Category Incentive
1. Electric Car/Light EV(BEV/FCEV) ranging from price of Rs. 15 lakh to Rs. 40 lakh First 1000 units purchased and registered in the state shall receive purchase incentive of 15% of the ex- showroom price of vehicle maximum up to Rs. 6 lakh.
2. Hybrid Electric Car/ Hybrid Light EV (SHEV/PHEV)

ranging from Rs. 15 lakh to Rs. 40 lakh

First 200 units purchased and registered in the state shall receive purchase incentive of 15% of the ex- showroom price of vehicle maximum up to Rs. 3 lakh.
3. Electric Car/Light EV(BEV/FCEV) ranging from price of Rs. 40 lakh to Rs. 70 lakh First 1000 units purchased and registered in the state shall receive purchase incentive of 15% of the ex- showroom price of vehicle maximum up to Rs. 10 lakh.
4. Hybrid Electric Car/ Hybrid Light EV (SHEV/PHEV)

ranging from Rs. 40 lakh to Rs. 70 lakh

First 200 units purchased and registered in the state shall receive purchase incentive of 15% of the ex- showroom price of vehicle maximum up to Rs. 5 lakh.
  • Exemption in Motor Vehicle Tax: 100% for 2-Wheelers (first 30,000), 100% for 3-Wheelers (first 15,000) and 75% for 4-Wheelers (first 10,000)
  • Vehicle Registration fee of ₹ 200 for 2-Wheelers (first 30,000), ₹ 200 for 3-Wheelers (first 15,000) and ₹ 500 for 4-Wheelers (first 10,000)
  • Department of Town and Country Planning (TCP) shall mandatorily include the provisions for charging stations / charging infrastructure for facilitating charging of electric vehicles in places such as Group Residential buildings, commercial buildings, institutional buildings, Malls, Metro Station etc.

 

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Jharkhand State EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, notified on 7th October 2022, valid for 5 years from notification of the Gazette.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Target of 10% share of Electric Vehicle in overall new vehicle registration in the State by 2027.
  • Demand side incentives for the vehicles are as provided below:
S.No. Vehicle Segment Incentive available Number of vehicles to be incentivized Maximum incentive per vehicle
1 e-2W Rs. 5000/kWh 1,00,000 10,000
2 e-3W autos Rs. 5000/kWh 15,000 30,000
3 e-3W goods Rs. 5000/kWh 10,000 30,000
4 e-4W cars Rs. 5000/kWh 10,000 1,50,000
5 e-4W goods carrier Rs. 5000/kWh 10,000 1,00,000
6 e-buses* 10% of vehicle** cost 1000 20,00,000
  • Exemption on Road Tax and Vehicle Registration fees: 100% exemption for the first 10,000 buyers, 75% exemption for the 10,001 to 15,000 buyers and 25% exemption after 15,000 buyers

 

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Karnataka EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, dated 25th September 2017, valid for a period of 5 years or until a new policy is announced.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Encourages Electric 2-Wheeler taxis to support short distance shared mobility. Read more about the Karnataka Electric Bike Taxi Scheme 2023 here.
  • Encourages 100% Electric Mobility by 2030 in Auto Rickshaws, Cab Aggregators, Corporate fleets & School buses/Vans.
  • Encourages e-Commerce/delivery companies to replace their fleet of 2-Wheelers/3-Wheelers to EVs to achieve 100% electric mobility by 2030.
  • Offers incentives by way of investment subsidy for the set up of 100 fast charging stations.
  • An investment promotion subsidy of
    • 25% of Value of Fixed Assets (VFA) (max. of Rs. 15 lakh) for Micro Enterprises
    • 20% of Value of Fixed Assets (VFA) (max. of Rs. 40 lakh) for Small Enterprises
    • Max of 50 lakh for Medium Enterprises
    • 20% of Value of Fixed Assets (VFA) (max. of Rs. 20 Crores per project) for Large Enterprises for the first two units in the state.

 

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Kerala EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, dated 10th March 2019.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Target of 1 million EVs by 2022, with a pilot fleet in 2020 of
    • 200,000 2-Wheelers
    • 50,000 3-Wheelers
    • 1000 goods carriers
    • 3000 buses
    • 100 Ferry boats
  • Capital Subsidy of 25% (Max subsidy of Rs. 10 lakhs) for DC chargers (100V and above) for first 100 stations. For DC Chargers (below 100V) a subsidy of Rs 30,000 for the first 300 stations.
  • Creation of eMobility Zones in tourist destinations, Technology hubs, and CBD of Trivandrum/Kochi and Kozhikode.
  • Demand side subsidy of Rs. 30,000 or 25% of EV, whichever is lower for 3-Wheelers.

 

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Ladakh EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, dated 17th August 2022.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Commercial public EV charging stations for Two wheelers, Cars and Buses will be eligible for capital subsidy on equipment/machinery (Capital subsidy of 25% on the equipment /Machinery or Rs.  5,00,000/- (Whichever is less) per station for the first 15 EV Charging Stations).
  • Demand side subsidy for EV buyers of 10% of the Ex-showroom price and subsidy capped at Rs. 15,000 for 2-Wheelers, Rs. 30,000 for 3-Wheelers, Rs. 2,50,000 for 4-wheelers.
  • UT will endeavour to have 10% of notified parking spaces reserved for electric vehicles. UT will also endeavour to incentivize by way of reducing parking charges for EVs.
  • UT will endeavour to mandate creation of charging infrastructure at all newly constructed housing societies, office complexes, shopping arcades/malls, market areas, hotels & guesthouses.

 

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Madhya Pradesh State EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, dated 17th August 2022.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Policy seeks to drive rapid adoption of Electric Vehicles- at least 25% of all new public vehicles are electric vehicles by 2026.
  • 1% Motor Vehicle tax to be charged for the
    • First 15,000 2-Wheelers or total electric 2-Wheelers in 5 years, whichever is less.
    • First 5,000 3-Wheelers or total electric 3-Wheelers in 5 years, whichever is less.
    • First 6,000 4-Wheelers or total electric 4-Wheelers in 5 years, whichever is less.
  • Vehicle registration exempted for the
    • First 22,500 2-Wheelers or total electric 2-Wheelers in 5 years, whichever is less.
    • First 7,500 3-Wheelers or total electric 3-Wheelers in 5 years, whichever is less.
    • First 9,000 4-Wheelers or total electric 4-Wheelers in 5 years, whichever is less.
  • Phase out all fossil fuel based commercial fleets and logistics vehicles in all cities by 2030.
  • Smart Cities in the state will also include and design projects to support for charging infrastructure stations. Identified areas will be designated as “E-Zones” with entry only to non-fossil fuel-based vehicles.

 

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Maharashtra EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, dated 23rd July 2021, valid till 31st March 2025.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Target an adoption of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in the state so that they contribute to 10% of new vehicle registrations by 2025.
  • Target establishment of at least one Gigafactory for the manufacturing of advanced chemistry cell (ACC) batteries in the state.
  • At least 25% of the urban fleet operated by the fleet aggregators/ operators in the state to transition to EVs by 2025.
  • Demand side incentive:
Sr. No. Vehicle segment Incentive available (Rs./kWh) No. of vehicles to be  incentivized Maximum incentive per vehicle (Rs.)
1 e-2W 5000 1,00,000 10,000
2 e-3W autos 15,000 30,000
3 e-3W goods carrier 10,000 30,000
4 e-4W cars 10,000 1,50,000
5 e-4W goods carrier 10,000 1,00,000

 

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Manipur EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, dated 24th August 2022, valid till 31st March 2025.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Policy to facilitate 20% EVs b 2026.
  • Motor Vehicle Tax Waiver as follows:
SI.

No.

Type of Electric Vehicle Nos. of vehicle targeted in 5 yrs. Subsidy per vehicle
1 2 wheelers 1000 30% waiver on MV Tax
2 3 wheelers/ E-Rickshaws

/E-Carts

3000 30% waiver on MV Tax
3 4 wheelers 1500 20% waiver on MV Tax
4 Strong Hybrid 4 wheelers 30 20% waiver on MV Tax

 

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Meghalaya EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, dated 1st April 2021, valid for 5 years.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Targets an adoption of at least 15% EVs by 2025.
  • Demand side incentive of
    • 10,000 per kWh for the first 3500 2-Wheelers (Max ex-factory price of Rs. 1.5 lakhs).
    • 4,000 per kWh for the first 200 3-Wheelers (Max ex-factory price of Rs. 5 lakhs).
    • 4,000 per kWh for the first 2500 4-Wheelers (Max ex-factory price of Rs. 15 lakhs).
  • Registration fees shall be waived for all types of electric vehicles purchased during the policy period.

 

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Odisha EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, dated 1st April 2021, valid for 5 years.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Aim is to achieve adoption of 20% Battery Electric Vehicles in all vehicle registrations by 2025.
  • Demand side incentive of
    • 15% Subsidy with an upper slab of Rs. 5,000 for 2-Wheelers.
    • 15% Subsidy with an upper slab of Rs. 12,000 for 3-Wheelers.
    • 15% Subsidy with an upper slab of Rs. 1,00,000 for 4-Wheelers.
    • 10% Subsidy with an upper slab of Rs. 20,00,000 for Buses.
  • Government will provide grant for purchase of charging equipment for private charging points up to Rs. 5000/- for the first 20,000 such points.
  • Building byelaws shall be made for all new home and workplace to make it EV friendly with additional power load equivalent to the power required for all charging points.

 

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Rajasthan EV Policy

Policy Status: Notified, dated 31st August 2022, valid for a period of 5 years.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Category-wise targets for 2027
    • 15% EV share of new vehicle registrations for 2-Wheelers.
    • 30% EV share of new vehicle registrations for 3-Wheelers.
    • 5% EV share of new vehicle registrations for 4-Wheelers.
  • Demand side incentives to drive adoption as follows:
    • Rs. 5,000- 10,000 for fixed battery 2-Wheelers for the first 1,00,000 e-2W
    • Rs. 10,000- 20,000 for fixed battery 3-Wheelers for the first 25,000 e-Rickshaw/e-Carts and the first 25,000 E-Auto/E-Goods Carrier categories
    • Rs. 30,000- 50,000 with max. Ex-showroom price of Rs. 20 lakhs for the first 1000 personal e-4W and 1000 commercial e-4W

 

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Tamil Nadu EV Policy

Policy Status: Approved on 13th October 2022, valid for a period of 5 years.​

 

Key Highlights:​

  • For the first 200 Fast Charging Stations and 500 Slow Charging Stations, 25% subsidy (Up to 10 lakhs for FCS, 1lkah for SCS) of the cost involved in the purchase of equipment & machinery during the policy period.
  • 100% Registration fee and Road Tax Exemption on any EV purchased & registered until 31st Dec 2025
  • Government of Tamil Nadu shall declare six cities viz. Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Salem, and Tirunelveli, as EV cities.
  • Purchase subsidy of
Type Vehicle Category Incentive based on battery capacity(Rs./KWh) Maximum Incentive (Rs.) Number of Vehicles (#) to be incentivized per year
Private e-Cycles 20% of cost up to 5000 6,000
Commercial e-2Wheelers 10,000/ kWh  30,000  6,000
Commercial e-3Wheelers (autos/ Light Goods Carriers) 10,000/ kWh  40,000 15,000
Commercial e-4Wheelers  (Cabs/Goods  Vehicles) 10,000/ kWh  1,50,000  3,000
Commercial e-Buses 20,000/ kWh 10,00,000  300

 

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Telangana State EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, dated 29th October 2020, valid for a period of 10 years from the date of notification.

 

Key Highlights:

  • 100% Exemption on road tax and registration fee for
    • First 2,00,000 electric 2-Wheelers
    • First 20,000 electric 3-Wheelers
    • First 5,000 electric 4-Wheelers (Commercial) and first 5,000 electric 4-Wheelers (Private)
  • Targets to make Telangana a major base for Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage Systems sectors and to attract investments worth USD 4.0 Billion and create employment for 120,000 persons by year 2030.
  • Ride hailing services shall be encouraged to operate electric 2, 3 & 4 wheelers through incentivization.

 

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Tripura EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, dated 25th May 2022, valid for a period of 5 years.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Targets to convert 10% of state’s vehicles to electric mode in 5 years.
  • Aims to convert at least 42,000 two wheelers, 10,000 three-wheelers, 7,500 four-wheelers, and 500 buses into electrically operated vehicles by 2027.

 

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Uttar Pradesh State EV Policy

Policy Status: Approved on 13th October 2022, valid for a period of 5 years.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Land to Private Entities for setting up Charging Stations shall be provided on lease for 10 years at revenue sharing model @ Rs. 1 per kWh.
  • Targets 100% transition of Govt vehicles (for official use) to EV by 2030.
  • 100% Registration fee and Road Tax Exemption on any EV purchased & registered in UP over a period of 3years from policy notification.
  • Purchase subsidy of
    • 15% of ex-factory cost upto Rs. 5,000 for first 2 lakh 2-Wheelers.
    • 15% of ex-factory cost upto Rs. 12,000 for first 50,000 3-Wheelers.
    • 15% of ex-factory cost upto Rs. 1,00, 000 for first 25,000 4-Wheelers.
    • 10% of ex-factory cost upto Rs. 1,00,000 for first 1, 000 Goods carriers.

 

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Uttarakhand EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, 2nd December 2019, valid for a period of 5 years.

 

Key Highlights:

  • For a duration of five years, the first 100,000 electric vehicle purchasers will be exempted from paying motor vehicle taxes.
  • Demand side subsidy of
  • 5% of the ex-showroom price upto 50,000 for the first 1,000 electric cars.
  • 10% of the ex-showroom price upto 7,500 for the first 5,000 electric 2-Wheelers.
  • The UPCB (Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board) will bear the cost of 250 electric vehicle charging stations across the state, pegged at Rs. 10 Crores.

 

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West Bengal State EV Policy

Policy Status: Final, dated 3rd July 2021.

 

Key Highlights:

  • Demand side incentives:
Vehicle Segment Maximum number of vehicles to be

supported

Approx. size of battery in kWh Total approx. incentive @ 10,000/ kWh for all vehicles and 20,000/ kWh for buses and trucks Maximum ex-factory price to avail.

incentive

2-Wheelers 10,00,000 2 kWh Rs. 20,000 Rs. 1.5 Lakhs
3-Wheelers (including

e-rickshaws)

5,00,000 5 kWh Rs. 50,000 Rs. 5 Lakhs
4-Wheelers 35,000 15 kWh Rs. 1,50,000 Rs. 15 Lakhs
  • Targets to have 10 lakh EVs across vehicle segments during the policy period.
  • Targets 1,00,000 public/semi-public charging stations set up during the policy period.

 

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