In view to boost Electric vehicles market, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways India has permitted the sale and registration of electric vehicles without any pre-fitted batteries. The Ministry has instructed that the vehicles without any type of battery fitted and having the certificate issued under Rule 126 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 by the testing agency, can be sold and registered. This is a step towards the reduction of the upfront cost of the vehicles. The ministry has informed that companies can separately sell the batteries to the vehicle owners, as these batteries cost around 30-40 % of the total cost of these electric vehicles. The main aim behind promoting these electric vehicles is to create an ecosystem to increase mobility.
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