Own an EV? Battery vehicles may be exempted from RC, renewal fees

The proposal by the transport ministry aims to encourage electric mobility in the country.
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| Updated on: 02 Jun 2021, 04:26 PM
FILE PHOTO: An electric car is seen plugged in at a charging point for electric vehicles. (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: An electric car is seen plugged in at a charging point for electric vehicles. (REUTERS)

With an aim to encourage electric mobility in the country, the ministry of road transport and highways has issued a draft notification proposing to exempt battery operated vehicles (BOV) from payment of fee for issue or renewal of registration certificate (RC).

The ministry in a statement said that comments from general public and all stakeholders have been sought within a period of 30 days from the date of issuance of this draft notification.

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"The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification dated May 27, 2021, further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, proposing to exempt BOV from payment of fees for the purpose of issue or renewal of RC and assignment of new registration mark," it said.

This has been notified to encourage e-mobility, the statement added.

First Published Date: 01 Jun 2021, 01:49 PM IST
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