The City Beautiful; Chandigarh will only register EV (Electric Vehicles) after the year 2030. In a draft policy, various proposes, goals and incentives are being discussed to promote the adoption of electric vehicles in Chandigarh.

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  • Chandigarh has the highest density of on-road vehicles in India with around 1.2 million vehicles registered.
  • The Department of Transport, Chandigarh, will be the supervisor department for the implementation of Chandigarh EV Policy.
  • Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU) has released a tender for 40 electric buses and charging stations across the city.
  • Chandigarh is the 7th addition to the list of states in India who have drafted an EV adoption policy with other states being Maharashtra, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Bihar.
  • Moreover, Chandigarh is proposed to be a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission by the Ministry of Urban Development.

Chandigarh EV Only After 2030 | Highlights

Under the EV policy particulars, certain mandates have been proposed:

  • Chandigarh will only register EVs after 2030
  • Chandigarh will have an all-electric fleet of public buses by 2027.
  • All Government vehicles will shift towards all-electric by 2025.
  • Chandigarh will have all-electric rickshaws, corporate fleets, cabs and school buses on road by 2030.
  • Chandigarh city will install 1,000 public EV chargers by 2030.

Electric Vehicles Incentives In Chandigarh

  • The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) will be charging a fixed amount of ₹4/unit and ₹100 as a monthly charge on electricity for these charging stations.
  • The Chandigarh Government will provide a 30% subsidy on home charging stations.
  • A 15% subsidy will be provided to companies who are installing public EV charging stations.
  • A dedicated lane will be allocated to electric vehicles in every sector of the city.
  • Charging stations will be made mandatory at all commercial spaces like hotels, shopping malls and technology parks.
  • Existing building and infrastructure laws will be amended to provide incubation for the adoption and implementation of electric vehicles.
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