https://e-vehicleinfo.com/punjab-ev-policy/Punjab Electric Vehicle Policy Draft 2019

The Punjab Government has released the “Punjab Electric Vehicle Policy Draft 2019” to recognize the potential of EVs and support EV adoption in the state with the main focus on promoting EV and EV component manufacturing and creating jobs in clean mobility.

Objective Punjab Electric Vehicle Policy Draft 2019

Punjab EV policy has been developed with the following objectives, designed for direct and indirect impact on multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A detailed rationale for alignment with various targets under SDGs is appended:

  • Reducing Vehicular Emission – To bring about a reduction in vehicular emissions by end of the policy
  • Adoption – To drive adoption to have 25% of annual vehicle registrations as Electric Vehicles in the last year of the policy
  • Infrastructure – To promote the creation of public and private EV Charging Infrastructure in the state
  • Manufacturing – To establish Punjab as a favoured destination for manufacturing electric vehicles, components and batteries
  • R&D – To establish Punjab as an R&D hub in electric vehicles led by a Centre of Excellence (CoE)
  • Human Resource – To enable job creation and introduce vocationally (skilling and up-skilling) and academic training programmes for catering to human resource needs of the EV ecosystem
  • Startups – To foster an environment of innovation by promoting start-ups in the EV sector
  • Ensuring sustainability To minimize damage to the environment by promoting recycling and reuse of discarded batteries

Support for Electric Two-Wheeler Under Punjab EV Policy 2019

  1. More than three-fourths (76%) of new vehicle registrations in the state comprise 2W Electric Two-Wheeler ficantly to reach 25% of new sales over the policy period.

2. Supporting Transition of Electric Two-Wheeler Following incentives shall be provided under Punjab EV Policy in addition to incentives under FAME II to support the transition

Private Electric Two-Wheeler :

  • 100% waiver on Motor Vehicle Tax during the policy period. Additionally, for vehicles manufactured in Punjab, this waiver shall be applicable for a period of 10 years.

Commercial Electric Two-Wheeler :

  • 100% waiver on Permit Fee & Motor Vehicle Tax during the policy period. Additionally, for vehicles manufactured in Punjab, this waiver shall be applicable for a period of 10 years.
  • Fleet & delivery companies will be encouraged to achieve a 100% transition towards electric in “target cities” in a phased manner

Support for Electric Three-Wheeler – Electric Autos, E-Rickshaws & E-Karts

Supporting Transition of E3W: The following incentives shall be provided under Punjab EV Policy in addition to incentives under FAME II to support the transition:

E-Auto 

  • 100% waiver on Permit Fee and Motor Vehicle Tax during the policy period. Additionally, for vehicles manufactured in Punjab, this waiver shall be applicable for a period of 10 years.
  • Only E-autos will be granted a fresh permit in “target cities”. Fleet owners will be allowed to obtain and hold e-auto permits subject to guidelines issued by the Department of Transport, Government of Punjab.

E-Rickshaws

A special drive for mandatory free registration of existing e-rickshaws will be organized by the Department of Transport. 100% waiver on Permit Fee and Registration Fees during the policy period. Additionally, for vehicles manufactured in Punjab, this waiver shall be applicable for a period of 10 years.

Goods Carrier 3W:

  • 100% waiver on Permit Fee & Motor Vehicle Tax during the policy period. Additionally, for vehicles manufactured in Punjab, this waiver shall be applicable for a period of 10 years.
  • Fleet & businesses will be encouraged to achieve 100% transition towards electric in “target cities” in a phased manner.

Support for Electric Four Wheeler- Passenger Carrier, LCV, Stage Carriage, Maxi Cabs & Taxis

1. The total number of taxis registered in Punjab during the period FY13-19 is 38,155, almost 80% of these registered taxis in Punjab are diesel based. This policy aims to increase the share of e-taxis significantly to reach 25% of new sales over the policy duration period in the target cities and also promote usage of e-LCV for goods carriage within the cities.

2. Supporting Transition of E2W: The following incentives shall be provided under Punjab EV Policy in addition to incentives under FAME II to support the transition:

i. Private 4W: 100% (50% for Hybrids) waiver on Motor Vehicle Tax during the policy period. Additionally, for vehicles manufactured in Punjab, this waiver shall be applicable for a period of 10 years.

ii. Commercial 4W (Goods & Passenger Transport): 100% (50% for Hybrids) waiver on Permit fee & Motor Vehicle Tax during the policy period. Additionally, for vehicles manufactured in Punjab, this waiver shall be applicable for a period of 10 years. Fleet & businesses will be encouraged to achieve 100% transition towards electric in “target cities” in a phased manner.

iii. Vehicles in Public fleet (Owned or Contracted by Govt.): The government of Punjab would target to achieve 100% transition of the public fleet to electric in a phased manner. BEVs would be given priority in all fresh procurement of vehicles/services.

iv. Corporate Fleets:

  • 100% (50% for Hybrids) waiver on Motor Vehicle Tax during the policy period. Additionally, for vehicles manufactured in Punjab, this waiver shall be applicable for a period of 10 years.
  • All corporate/institutions in the “target cities” will be encouraged to sign up for a phased transition of their fleet. The government of Punjab shall organize special felicitation to recognize and encourage such corporate.

Incentives on Electric Buses Under Punjab EV Policy

1. At present almost 90% of the bus fleet in Punjab are diesel based. The policy shall focus on progressively replacing 25% of the bus fleet under the Department of Transport with e- buses. Department of Transport in consultation with PUNBUS/PEPSU would identify:

  • High Volume inter-city bus routes to be considered for transition to EV on priority
  • City Bus fleet routes within in target cities to be considered for transition to EV

2.  PUNBUS/ PEPSU to formulate an action plan for transitioning the fleet to EV and would be encouraged to procure/operate e-buses as per FAME II guidelines.

3. Private Bus operators would be encouraged to operate buses in identified routes and would be offered 100% waiver on Permit Fee for these routes & Motor Vehicle Tax for a period of 5 years and in case such bus is manufactured in Punjab this waiver shall be applicable for a period of 10 years

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