Green Number Plates are now ‘compulsory’ for all Electric Vehicles in India

In what was a significant decision, the government had previously proposed a unique green-coloured number plate for all-electric vehicles in India.

The Central government has asked the state transport departments to make it compulsory for all Electric Vehicles to implement the use of the green number plates, despite the year in which they were bought.

It has been said that the number plate is supposed to have the vehicle number inscribed in white colour on a green background. The new proposal is supposed to help provide a better treatment to the vehicles with no carbon emissions, like parking, free entry in congested areas including concessional toll on highways.

With new introduction of the second phase of FAME – Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles scheme back in February this year, the centre announced multiple incentives for EV users and makers the same through a total set budget of Rs 10,000 crore.

The assigned budget under the FAME-II will also be used to establish an EV infrastructure across India including charging stations.

With the second phase of the FAME scheme, the government plans to support roughly around 1 million e-two-wheelers, 500,000 e-three-wheelers, 55,000 e-four-wheelers and 7,000 e-buses. Around 7200 charging stations will be set up across major cities of India.

The effective measures are targetted to attract buyers towards electric vehicles in the coming years and also the state departments set up the required infrastructure for the operation of these EVs with such ease.

Interestingly, even Indian banks have started sanctioning loans for EVs at a minimum rate of interest than the regular auto loans.

As far as the state transports are concerned, electric buses and other vehicles are being introduced in a bid to cut down on the emission levels from the state transports.