Status of Policy – Final
Release in – Mar 2019
Vision of Kerala EV Policy
- Support the national commitment to reduce GHG emissions
- Improving the air quality, especially in the cities
- Promoting shared mobility and clean transportation
- Balancing of peak and off-peak power demand for the electric utility
- Operational efficiency and savings for the transport utility (KSRTC) as well as the transport sector
- Strategic intent to boost hardware and software manufacturers in the State
The policy outlines special incentives and concessions to attract investments in EV manufacturing and infrastructure, which includes:
Kerala has targeted an EV plan which aims at rolling 1 million electric vehicles by 2022 including:
- 3,000 buses
- 2 lakh two-wheelers
- 50,000 three-wheelers
- 1,000 goods carriers
- 100 ferries as part of the pilot fleet.
- The government will build the charging infrastructure with the NTPC and Energy Efficient Services Ltd (EESL).
- Besides the plan of launching electric vehicle fleet, Kerala Government is also planning to create E-mobility zones in tourist spots including Kovalam, Munnar and Bekal alongside the Secretariat, Technopark and Infopark.
ROADMAP – Government has planned following phases to make e-mobility a reality in the state.
- Pilot phase:
- KSRTC buses on pilot routes.
- Aggressive procurement of EVs for the State Govt. use
- Identify electric four-wheeler fleets – CIAL taxis, Govt. fleets
- Kochi metro Feeder vehicles go electric
- Establish a nucleus of charging and swapping stations
- Charging and swapping stations for pilot bus routes
- Launch awareness campaign
- Set up EV Mission
- Set up EV promotion fund
- Set up ‘Directorate of Mobility’ & ‘State Mobility Fund’
- Scale-up phase:
- Bouquet of incentives for market-based action
- Expand routes for e-Buses
- Promote electrification of all paratransit, 2-wheeler delivery vehicles and small freight vehicles
- Self-propelled phase:
- Withdraw bouquet of incentives and tighten regulations for only EV registration and operation