ELECTRIC VEHICLE INDUSTRY WELCOMES GOVERNMENT'S NEW LICENCE POLICY FOR LIGHT MOTOR VEHICLE

New Delhi, 19th April, 2018: Electric Vehicle industry hails the recent decision of the government on the licence scenario for light motor vehicles. Ministry of Road Transport and Highway had recently proposed that license should be mandatory only for medium/heavy goods and passenger vehicles only. No other vehicle will require separate endorsement, even if they are used for commercial purposes.

The SupremeCourt has stamped this decision stating that “The exemption from therequirement to obtain the endorsement for commercial vehicles would apply toMotor cycle without gear, Motor cycle with gear. Light Motor Vehicle(goods/passenger) and e-rickshaw/ e-cart.”

Welcomingthis move, Mr. Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto Industries said “The future ofEVs in fact looks quite promising for e-rickshaws plying on Indian roads. Thenew policy will accelerate the acceptance and popularity of e-rickshaws inthe country. It is also in sync with government’s aims to make India a 100%electric vehicle nation by 2030 as these machines not only help users savemoney, but also promote a safe and clean environment which is the biggesthealth concern today.

Thepollution levels growing at an alarming rate, restorative steps in the form ofelectric vehicles are the need of the hour. The action will prove to bebeneficial for both consumers and the nation in the longrun.”


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