The Union Territory of Ladakh has come up with its EV policy 2022, which will apply to all commercial/non-commercial electric vehicles procured from the date of implementation of this policy and shall be entitled to avail incentives. The date of implementation is 17.08.2022, and the policy will be valid for 5 years. The aim of the policy is to promote sustainable mobility in Ladakh by kickstarting the sale and use of EVs and to encourage research, innovation and skill development in EV technology.
Demand incentives for EV purchase
Electric Vehicles registered in the UT by private transporters or individual buyers (during the policy period) will get end user subsidy. The state is also providing additional subsidies for early birds to kick-start EV sales in the region. Details below:
• Additionally, all EVs will be exempted from payment of road taxes.
Incentives for EV charging facilities
– Electrical power required for EV charging will be charged at the domestic rate.
– Common public charging facilities in parking areas of residential, commercial, institutional establishments, etc., will be allowed. Application for setting up a
charging point shall be filed to the concerned planning authority & electricity supplying agency.
– Common public charging facilities at Fuel pumps will be allowed to set up charging stations freely subject to charging station area and charging infrastructure qualifying rating, fire & safety standards/norms of relevant authorities under relevant acts/rules.
– Provision for space planning and setting up of Common public charging facilities shall be done in Development Control Rules (DCR) of all local Government & Planning Authorities.
– Commercial public EV charging stations for Two-wheelers, Cars, and Buses will be eligible for capital subsidy on equipment/machinery (Capital subsidy of 25%) on the equipment’s/Machinery or INR 5,00,000/- (Whichever is less) per station for the first 15 EV Charging Stations.
Other measures in consideration
– UT may incentivise operation of battery swapping centres in future years once the electric vehicle policy is fully in operation
UT will endeavour to have 10% of notified parking spaces reserved for electric vehicles. UT will also endeavour to incentivise by way of reducing parking
charges for EVs.
– UT will endeavour to electrify the government fleet in the next 15 years and set up charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
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