government will build Charging stations at government and private buildings under the Chhattisgarh EV policy
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Chhattisgarh government approves EV policy.

The government will reimburse 100% SGST and the registration fees on the sale of electric buses and electric goods carriages under the Chhattisgarh EV policy.

The government of Chhattisgarh approved the EV policy to jumpstart EV adoption and manufacturing in the state. The policy aims to make the state an EV manufacturing hub, provide employment opportunities and protect the environment. It will benefit EV buyers, manufacturers, and people related to EV R&D.

Under this policy, the government has set a target of five years and aims to have 15% of new registrations of vehicles, either under individual or commercial use, as EVs by 2027.

To encourage people to buy electric vehicles, the state government has announced to reimburse 100% SGST and the registration fees on the sale of electric buses and electric goods carriages. The government also announced to reimburse SGST for manufacturing EVs in Chhattisgarh during the policy period.

The government is also focusing on charging stations and swappable battery stations. Charging stations will be built in government and private buildings. The establishment of charging infrastructure will be mandatory in the housing policy.

It shall provide a capital subsidy of 25% to the selected Energy Operators on the charging equipment/ machinery to the first 300 fast-charging stations commissioned in the State up to a maximum of ₹ 10 Lakhs per station.

Skill Centers with provision for training related to jobs in the EV ecosystem will also be set up, resulting in employment creation. Further, the government has also planned to set up a recycling ecosystem for batteries.

Key Points-

  • Target of procuring four lakh electric vehicles for five years by 2026-27.
  • Waiver of the registration fee on the purchase of EV till 2027.
  • 100% SGST reimbursement on the sale of Electric Buses and Electric Freight Vehicles.
  • 100% road tax exemption on all electric vehicles purchased during the first 2 years ( till 2024).
  • 50% road tax exemption from 2024-2026, and 25% from 2026-27.
  • Vehicles sold and registered with batteries are eligible for 100% original incentive.
  • SGST reimbursement for the manufacture of EVs in the State during the policy period (2027).
  • To develop the EV manufacturing enterprise, the state government will give a grant of 25% of the cost of the plant and machinery.
  • The state government will allot 500-1000 acres of land to develop an EV park. This industrial park will attract manufacturers of the EV ecosystem.

Also Read: Haryana approves EV policy 2022.

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