Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday asked the government-appointed committee to present a revised policy to promote electric vehicles in Maharashtra.
The state government aims for 10% electric vehicles of all new vehicle registrations by 2025. The government proposes to substitute government vehicles in major cities with EVs from April 2022 onwards. The government plans to convert about 25% of the existing public transport infrastructure in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Aurangabad, Pune, Nagpur, and Nashik to electric mod by 2025.
Thackeray has directed that while formulating a revised policy, consideration should be given to how the policy can be effectively implemented in urban-rural areas. CM asked the administration to prepare a road map for the infrastructure development for setting up charging stations.
Besides, he insisted that the policy should be crafted after a thorough study for incentives based on demand and supply, investment potential in the electric vehicle sector and measures to increase the use of electric vehicles.