Electric Vehicle industry has welcomed India Government’s new licence policy for Light Motor Vehicle stating that the policy will create further demand for e-rickshaws. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had recently proposed that license should be mandatory only for medium/heavy goods and passenger vehicles. No other vehicle will require separate endorsement, even if they are used for commercial purposes.
“The new policy will accelerate the acceptance and popularity of e-rickshaws in the 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 save money, but also promote a safe and clean environment which is the biggest health concern today. The pollution levels growing at an alarming rate, restorative steps in the form of electric vehicles are the need of the hour,” said Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto Industries.
“The exemption from the requirement to obtain the endorsement for commercial vehicles would apply to Motorcycle without gear, Motorcycle with gear. Light Motor Vehicle (goods/passenger) and e-rickshaw/ e-cart,” a recent Supreme Court of India verdict said.