Telangana to launch electric vehicle policy by next month; will invite manufacturers and private players
He said they already consulted industry and experts on the Electric Vehicle policy. The state government also hopes to attract EV manufacturers.
The Telangana government will next month launch its policy for electric vehicles to provide incentives to manufacturers and private players setting up charging stations, a senior government official said on 23 November.
Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industry, Commerce and Information Technology, said the policy will offer incentives for setting up charging stations and enable creation of infrastructure like allotment of lands.
The policy will also provide necessary regulatory framework for the sector. The government will amend certain laws so that the power can be drawn from power stations for charging facilities, he told reporters on the sidelines of an event where Mahindra Electric and Zoomcar announced launch of shared mobility in Hyderabad.
Zoomcar has deployed 20 Mahindra e20Plus on its platform for hire.
Ranjan said the EV policy was almost ready and they were waiting for feedback from the Transport and Municipal Administration Departments on the proposals. "Once we get their feedback, the policy draft will be sent to Chief Secretary and later to the Chief Minister for approval," he said.
He said they already consulted industry and experts on the EV policy. The state government also hopes to attract EV manufacturers.
The EV market is currently small but once it starts growing, Mahindra will ramp up the production at its facility in Zaheerabad in Telangana, he said.
Ranjan said he feels that electric vehicles could also play a key role in ensuring last mile connectivity for commuters of Hyderabad Metro, which is set to be launched next week.
Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) has already tied-up with Uber and Ola to ensure last mile connectivity to and from metro stations. The commuters will have multiple options including electric cycles and pedal cycles from the stations to reach their destinations.
Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro at ₹499 for the first year. Use code PRO499. Limited period offer. *T&C apply
ISL 2020-21: Play-off spot in sight, Hyderabad FC aim to return to winning ways after series of draws
With three games to go, Hyderabad FC find themselves at the fifth, level on points with fourth-placed FC Goa and two points below NorthEast United.
Kiran Bedi removed as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry; Telangana Guv Tamilisai Soundararajan gets additional charge
The direction to remove Bedi comes amid the political crisis where the ruling Congress-led government has been reduced to a minority after one more MLA quit the party on Tuesday
Murder of Telangana lawyer couple: Fourth accused arrested, to be produced in court at Peddapalli today
The arrest comes two days after the high court took cognisance of the killing and directed the government to expeditiously conduct an investigation into the matter