Modi Government issues notification for sale, registration of EVs without batteries
The Narendra Modi Government today issued a notification for sale and registration of electric vehicles without batteries in order to accelerate the uptake of electric mobility in the country
The Narendra Modi Government today issued a notification for sale and registration of electric vehicles without batteries in order to accelerate the uptake of electric mobility in the country.
The nodal Ministry Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) in the notification stated, “For the promotion of electric two-wheelers and three-wheeler vehicles, there are recommendations brought to the notice of the Ministry to de-link the cost of the battery (which accounts for 30-40 percent of the total cost) from the vehicle cost.”
“The battery could be provided separately by the OEM or energy service provider,” the government notification said.
The government is striving tom create an ecosystem for electric vehicles in the country, the notification said.
The notification says that Under Rule 126 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, the prototype of the electric vehicle and the battery (regular battery or the swappable battery) is required to be approved by the test agencies.
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In view of the above, MoRTH in its notification clarified that vehicles without batteries can be sold and registered based on the type approval certificate issued by the Test agency. The notification further said that there is no need to specify the Make/Type or any other details of the battery for the purpose of registration.
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