Chandigarh EV Policy 2022 – Summary
Status of Policy – Draft Date of notification – February 10, 2022 The Chandigarh administration have framed a “Draft Electric The post Chandigarh EV Policy 2022 – Summary appeared first on EVreporter.
Status of Policy – Draft
Date of notification – February 10, 2022
The Chandigarh administration have framed a “Draft Electric Vehicle Policy, 2022” to build UT Chandigarh as a ‘Model EV City’ by achieving one of the highest penetration of zero emission vehicles amongst all Indian cities by the end of the Policy period.
The policy shall be valid for a period of 5 years from the date of notification with a detailed review to be undertaken annually or as required.
- To support adoption of Electric Vehicles in every vehicle category prioritising phase-wise transition with following targets:
- To leverage the cycling track infrastructure of city for promoting usage of Electric Bicycles as a replacement of 2/4W especially for short trips.
- To establish wide network of Charging points by enabling availability of power supply and related processes.
- To harness the New & Renewable Energy sources for charging of EVs to positively impact the indirect emissions.
- To enable fleet operators like E-commerce companies, last-mile delivery/logistics players and mobility aggregators transition to zero emission vehicles.
- To nurture skill development, R&D and startup for electric mobility space in the UT.
- To develop a communication plan focused on driving awareness regarding the key elements of this policy and the benefits of adopting EVs.
Chandigarh Electric Vehicle Policy creates provisions to incentivise adoption of all vehicle categories as listed below:
Early Bird Incentive
|Vehicle Category||Early Bird Incentive||Maximum Early Bird Incentive|
|e-Bicycle||Rs 2,000||Rs 2,000|
|e-2W, e-Cart, e-Autos, e-Goods Carrier (L5 and N1), e-4W (personal & commercial)||Rs 3,5000/kWh||Rs 50,000|
VALIDITY: Electric Vehicles categories as mentioned under section 5.1 registered within 1st year of the policy period are eligible for early bird scheme.
Charging Infrastructure Incentive
Current Energy Charges Notified by JERC for Public Charging Stations – Rs 3.60 / kWh
NOTE: EV Charging Infrastructure is mandatory for all the Petrol Pumps (Both Private and Govt. Owned) operational in UT Chandigarh in 6 Months from the issuance of the final EV policy. If space is not available with the petrol pump, then the owner will make necessary arrangements for installing the Charging Stations in some nearby parking area belongs to U.T., Chandigarh.
Eligibility Criteria for Startups
- Start-ups should be registered with Startup India with valid certificate of startup from GOI.
- Only those start-ups who has registered office in Chandigarh are eligible for this scheme.
- Only those startups who has their product/services/USP in EV-sector/ ecosystem are eligible for the above incentives.
- Under no circumstances shall the benefits under this scheme be considered an entitlement. The CREST shall reserve the sole right to accept or reject applications.
Link to Policy Document
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