As more people adapt to the new mobility model, the popularity of electric vehicles is growing, with the number of electric vehicles increasing six-fold in Rajasthan in just three years. The sale of two-wheelers is the highest when considering the comfort and ease of mobility in cities, while the sale of four-wheelers is the lowest because consumers are still uneasy about the charging infrastructure, particularly on highways and in the suburbs. EV sales in Rajasthan jumped 6 times in 3 years.
Data from Rajasthan’s Transport Department show that from the first week of September 2019, the state’s sales of electric vehicles increased by about six times.
“There is a continuous increase in the sale of electric vehicles in the state, as more and more people are shifting towards better and advanced technology. The rising trend is also due to the policy of the state government, which is providing grants for the purchase of e-vehicles,” Transport Department Commissioner K L Swami told PTI.
2019 saw the purchase of 6,627 electric vehicles in three categories of two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers.
Due to the pandemic, e-vehicle sales were slightly down in 2020 (5,599 vehicles were sold), but they spiked to 23,451 in 2021.
According to the data, over 42,900 electric vehicles—including about 28,000 motorcycles and scooters, 13,400 three-wheelers, and 1,500 light motor vehicles—have been sold in the state as of the first week of September of this year.
In Rajasthan, 3,200 electric vehicles were sold between August 25 and September 7, which includes Ganesh Chaturthi.
Customers choose EVs over fuel-powered vehicles for a variety of reasons, including their ease of handling and lower operating costs.
As more people adopt new technologies, the market for electric vehicles is also booming.
Since July 2021, there has been a sharp increase in the trend in the state of buying electric cars. Sales of electric vehicles have increased month over month in the state without interruption. A total of 2,202 electric vehicles were bought in July 2021; this number rose to 3,866 in December. 6,698 electric vehicles were sold in the state as a whole in July 2022, nearly doubling the previous month’s sales.
The policy was introduced by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in the budget for 2019–20, and on May 24 of this year, he approved the draught policy. This included the government’s approval of the proposed one-time contribution for the purchase of electric vehicles and an additional budget line item for the reimbursement of State Goods and Services Tax of Rs. 40 crores (SGST).
For the purchase of two-wheelers, the state government had promised to pay back between Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000 in SGST, and between Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000 for the purchase of three-wheelers. According to the battery capacity of the vehicle, the government will offer grants for four-wheelers in the range of Rs 30,000 to 50,000 in 2022 under its revised policy.
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