Govt Allow Sales of Electric Vehicles Without Batteries
Published On 2020-08-14 11:55:28 172 views
Battery, which accounts for about 30-40 per cent of the total cost of EVs, can be provided separately by companies
To bring down the cost of electric vehicles, the government said that it has allowed the sale and registration of electric vehicles without pre-fitted batteries. The battery, which accounts for about 30-40 per cent of the total cost of EVs, can be provided separately by companies, it said.
“The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has allowed registration of electric vehicles without pre-fitted batteries. In a letter to Transport Secretaries of all the States and UTs, the ministry has clarified that vehicles without batteries can be sold and registered based on the type approval certificate issued by the Test Agency,” the ministry said in a statement. It said there is no need to specify the make/type or any other details of the battery for the purpose of registration.
However, the prototype of the electrical vehicle and the battery (regular or swappable) is required to be type-approved by the test agencies specified under Rule 126 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.
In its advisory to the principal secretaries and transport secretaries of states, the Ministry said that the government is striving to create an ecosystem to accelerate the uptake of electric mobility in the country.