The state of Rajasthan is the most recent to have a specific electric vehicle (EV) policy to promote the use of such cars. On Thursday, the western state’s electric vehicle policy entered into force (September 1).
According to a transport department representative, a notification in this respect was released on August 31. Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajasthan, introduced the EV policy during the 2019–20 budget, and the detailed policy was approved in May of this year. A fund of INR 40 Cr has been authorised under the Rajasthan Electric Vehicle Policy (REVP) for contributions to the purchase of EVs. The coverage period is five years. A one-time contribution for the purchase of EVs as well as an additional budget line item of INR 40 Cr for State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) reimbursement had already been approved by the state government.