Car and Bike News:The cost of registration or renewal of registration for the green (electric) vehicles in India is soon set to get cheaper. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a draft notification, proposing an exempt to Battery Operated Vehicles (BOV) from any costs for the purpose of issue or renewal of Registration Certificate (RC) and even assigning marks to EVs.
The Draft notification
Not much details can be seen from the draft notification aside from the addition of a line in Rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.
As per the rule 2(u) battery-operated vehicle is defined as a vehicle adapted for use upon roads and powered by an electric motor whose traction energy is supplied exclusively by traction battery installed in the vehicle.
This is to encourage adoption of e-vehicles and mobility through greener means of transportation like electric cars and motorbikes.
Electric vehicles in India are slowly starting to catch on in the market with more mass market brands like Tata, Hyundai and MG planning to launch more and having already launched products in this space in the past few years.