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Electric vehicles in India to feature green number plates soon

Electric vehicles in India to feature green number plates soon
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Thursday 10 May 2018, 16:10 PM

The government has approved green license plates for all-electric vehicles in India. The new development is applicable for private as well as commercial vehicles. The private electric vehicles will feature green license plate with white fonts, while the commercial vehicles will feature yellow lettering; including the electric busses. The government will be issuing a notification this week informing the same.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Minster, Nitin Gadkari said, "The government has approved distinctive green licence plates for electric vehicles to encourage people to use electric vehicles. Such vehicles will be fitted with green licence plates bearing numbers in white fonts for private cars and yellow font for taxis. Exemption from permit will be a game changer as restricted permit regime is a major concern. E-rickshaw growth is attributable to the permit exemption and there is scope to extend the exemption to the e-buses, e-taxis, e-autos and e-bikes. E-auto and e-buses may have a big impact since getting a new permit is extremely difficult."

Moreover, the government is also planning on allowing individuals aged between 16-18 years to ride the electric scooters. The government is also mandating taxi aggregators to run a certain percentage of e-vehicle fleet.


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