Under the phased manner which is starting from March 31, 2023, a panel led by Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has recommended a complete switch to electric three-wheelers and two-wheelers.
Switch electric three-wheelers & two-wheelers, ban of ICE vehicles
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The steering committee on transformative mobility
ban on all ICE three-wheelers on Indian roads
The steering committee on transformative mobility proposed to ban all the internal combustion engine (ICE) three-wheelers on Indian roads by March 31, 2023.
Ban of two-wheelers which are below 150 ccs
The ban of two-wheelers which are below 150 ccs by March 31, 2025. This step is taken to make India a hub for manufacturing electric vehicles said a Senior government official.
Two wheelers and three wheelers sales in India
In India, about 78% of sales take place in the two wheelers and three wheelers category.
Doubled the subsidy for electric three-wheelers
According to the officials, the committee has proposed to doubled the subsidy for electric three-wheelers under FAME II scheme to Rs 20,000 per kWh to bring down the costs of the electric three-wheelers.
‘polluter pays’ principle
under ‘polluter pays’ principle suggested by the Niti Aayog, that a fee will be charged on ICE vehicles and the funds collected to use in rebates on the purchase of electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and building battery plants of at least 1-gigawatt capacity.
Ministry of road transport and highways
According to the steering committee, the ministry of road transport and highways is assigned to look that only electric three-wheelers are sold under the three-wheeler category from April 1, 2023.
After March 31, 2025, all new sales under two-wheeler category which is below 150cc will have to be electric vehicles with Lithium-ion batteries.
According to SMEV, sales data
The data collected by the Society of the Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles, the total electric vehicle sales in India in 2017-18 was 56,000 units.
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