August 05, 2021

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Draft Odisha electric vehicles policy 2021

Draft Odisha electric vehicles policy 2021

Draft Odisha electric vehicles policy 2021

To promote the adoption of electric vehicles and to achieve the target of the government of adopting 20% battery electric vehicles in all vehicle registrations by 2025. The Odisha government has proposed a draft “Odisha Electric Vehicle Policy, 2021”. Let us know in detail about Draft Odisha electric vehicles policy 2021.

According to the draft EV policy issued by the Odisha Commerce and Transport Department, the customers will get a subsidy of 15 per cent on the purchase of electric vehicles (EV). The electric vehicle policy is valid for a period of five years.

Draft Odisha electric vehicles policy 2021

Key objectives

  • The electric two-wheelers owners will receive maximum incentives of ₹ 5,000 while three-wheeler customers would get a subsidy of ₹ 12,000. The subsidy on four-wheelers will go up to ₹ 1 lakh.
  • By 2025 the government has fixed a target to ensure that 20 per cent of vehicles getting new registrations should be running by electricity.
  • The fiscal incentives would be in addition to the demand incentives available in the FAME India Phase-II Scheme of the Government of India

The policy is proposed to be implemented through the following verticals:

  • The government will provide a 15% subsidy on the sale price of EVs as a purchase incentive.
  • The maximum amount of subsidy for 2-wheelers is Rs. 5000, for 3-wheelers it is Rs.12000 and for four-wheelers (private cars) it is Rs.1 lakh.
  • Three-wheelers (auto) will get an open permit.
  • 100% interest-free loans would be made available to State Government employees for the purchase of Electric Vehicles.
  • Waiver of road tax & registration fees.
  • Establishment of a wide network of charging stations and swappable battery stations.
  • The setting of skill centres with provision for training related to jobs in the EV ecosystem.
  • Financial incentives-purchase incentives, scrapping incentives, interest subvention in loans.
  • Setting up of recycling ecosystem for batteries.
  • All the incentives available for manufacturing industries under IPR, 2015 and MSME Policy, 2016 shall be made available to EV manufacturers.
  • Creation of an Umbrella non-lapsable “State EV Fund” to be funded through Additional taxes, cess, fees etc on polluting vehicles.
  • Interest subvention to the public for purchasing personal EVs.
  • Government Departments/Offices, Public Sector Undertakings will give preference to hiring EVs for Official use.
  • Public parking-Municipal authorities will provide subsidized parking for all personal EVs.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) shall have to register their e-vehicle model including swappable battery models meeting eligibility criterion with Transport Department.

Buses

  • A subsidy of 10% (maximum limit of Rs. 20 lakhs per vehicle) shall be extended to the buyers for passenger buses registered in the State.
  • 100% SGST on the sale of electric buses sold and registered in the State will be reimbursed during the policy period.
  • 100% exemption on road tax & registration fees for the first four years will be made available.
  • Interest subvention of 5% on loans for the purchase of Electric Buses would be made available

Manufacturing incentives

  • SGST reimbursement for manufacturing of EVs in the State during the policy period.
  • All the incentives will be extended under the IPR, 2015 and MSME Policy, 2016 as amended from time to time to the manufactures.
  • For extension of incentives to Battery Assembling Units, necessary provisions shall be made in the IPR/ MSME Policy by way of amendment.
  • The government of Odisha will explore possibilities of entering into MoU with Lithium Cell Manufactures to start a battery assembly plant in Odisha.
  • The capital subsidy, tax, and tariff incentives and other policy support will be provided to attract private investment in dedicated areas/ zones for the manufacturing of Lithium-Ion Batteries in the long run.

Incentives for charging infrastructure

  • The existing residential and non-residential building owners shall be encouraged to install private charging points within their premises which will provide shared access for charging of EVs of residents of group housing societies and multistory apartments.
  • Setting up of Charging Infrastructure shall be mandated in the Housing Policy by H& UD Department.
  • The government will provide a grant for the purchase of charging equipment up to Rs.5000/- for the first 20,000 such points.

Public Charging Infrastructure

  • Government shall provide a capital subsidy of 25 % to the selected Energy Operators for the charger installation expenses. Such a subsidy will be available within one year of allocation of locations.
  • Special subsidy shall be allowed for the first 500 Charging Stations.
  • The government will also provide 100% SGST reimbursement to the Energy Operators for the purchase of batteries to be used in swapping stations.

Also, read related article: Gujarat government announced electric vehicle policy 2021

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