Maharashtra: Registration of electric vehicles jumps by 130 pc in 2022-23
In 2022–2023, Maharashtra registered 1,00,750 battery electric vehicles (EVs), a 130% increase over 2021–2022 registrations, according to the state economic survey, which was published on Wednesday. In the state, 7,544 new EVs were registered in 2020–2021, and 43,722 new EVs were registered in 2021–2022.
The Maharashtra Electric Vehicle Policy (2021), announced by the Maharashtra government in 2021, aims to hasten the adoption of electric vehicles in the state by the year 2025. The state’s focal point for developing infrastructure for vehicle charging is the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (Mahadiscom). In the state, there are 26 electric vehicle charging stations, 11 of which are in Navi Mumbai, seven in Thane, five in Pune, one in Nagpur, one in Kolhapur, and one in Solapur. Moreover, Mahadiscom is setting up 36 more charging stations across the state.
Maharashtra registered a total of 3,15,90,000 new two-wheeler vehicles in 2022–23 as of January 1. This represents a 5.5% increase over the 2,99,46,070 registrations reported in 2021–22. Mumbai accounts for 8.3% of the state’s total registrations. Mumbai saw a 6% increase in the number of two-wheeler vehicle registrations, with 2,653,290 new registrations in 2022–2023 compared to 25,02,610 new registrations in 2021–2022 in the city.
In terms of four-wheelers, Maharashtra saw 66,32,370 new registrations in 2022–2023—an increase of 7.3% from the 61,82,100 registrations in the 2021–2022 period. Mumbai has a 21.7% share of this. According to data from the economic survey, Mumbai saw 14,42,380 new four-wheeler vehicle registrations in 2022–23, a 6.1% increase from the 13,58,840 registrations in 2021–22.
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