Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issues Draft Notification to exempt Battery Operated Vehicles from paying registration fees

In order to give a boost to  Battery-Operated or  Electric Vehicles in the country, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has initiated steps for providing for differential registration fees  under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989.  For this, the Ministry  has issued a draft notification dated 18th June 2019 vide Gsr 430 (E), to amend Rule 81 of CMVR. The amendment proposes to exempt Battery Operated Vehicles  from payment of fees for the purpose of issue or renewal of registration certificate and assignment of new registration mark.This means that Electric Vehicles would be exempted from such registration charges.

The draft has been issued   for receiving comments and suggestions from stakeholders.