Government approve a proposal to introduce green coloured registration plates for EVs

 

The  Government of India has approved a proposal to introduce green coloured registration plates (license plates/number plates) for Electric Vehicles (EVs). 

These will also be applicable to electric busses and other electric commercial vehicles that are road legal. 

The green license plate would help the drivers of these vehicles get privileges such as concession in toll charges, preference in parking areas and be allowed to enter congested areas. The step has been taken to promote the adoption of EVs in the country. 

The government is also looking at a possible reduction for GST on electric batteries from the current rate of 28% to a much lower rate of 12%. It has also proposed that citizens between the age of 16 and 18 years of age be allowed to ride e-scooters.