Telangana EV Policy – Summary

Status of Policy – Draft

Release Date – 27/09/2017

Vision of Telangana EV Policy

  • To establish Telangana as the benchmark state in India and a showcase model of International standards for Electric Vehicle adoption across segments.
  • Target to achieve 100% migration to Electric Vehicles by 2030 in Telangana state
  • To attract investments worth 3.0 B USD and create employment for 50000 persons by 2022 through EV manufacturing & charging infrastructure development.
  • Develop a proving ground for viable Business models
  • Creating a pool of skilled workforce for the Industry

The policy outlines special incentives and concessions to attract investments in EV manufacturing and infrastructure, which includes:

  • Incentives on Supply and Demand Side of an Electric Vehicle ecosystem
  • Support and a clear roadmap for developing charging infrastructure in the state
  • Incentives for  various components of ownership cost of Electric Vehicles
  • Mandating Use of EVs at Institutions including with Government entities
  • Establishing a start-up ecosystem to nurture innovation in EV.
  • Support for Research in Electric, Autonomous & Connected Mobility
  • Emphasis on skill development for EV design, development & manufacturing
  • Promote manufacturing of Batteries through special status/ incentives

Demand Side Incentives

Following roadmap is defined to ensure an accelerated adoption across segment and usage categories:

  • Road tax exemption for all-electric vehicles till 2025.
  • Establish an adequate network of charging/swapping infrastructure to cater to the EVs on the road
  •  Preferential Allotment will be made to Make in Telangana Vehicles for Government Orders

EV in Shared Mobility

  • Battery operated shuttle services at all Hyderabad Metro Stations for last-mile connectivity
  • A time-bound mandate for all auto rickshaws within GHMC to switch to EV, followed by other cities
  • Encourage cab operators/ aggregators to switch to full EV fleet in a phased manner.
  • Permission for corporate ownership of e-auto rickshaws/e-Ricks to enable entrepreneurship and create jobs for the economically backward segments.
  • Extension of transport department retro fitment rule for existing vehicles to cover Electric kits for passenger vehicles, Auto Rickshaws and e-Rickshaws
  • Permission for ARAI certified E-rickshaws in fringe areas at the periphery of GHMC limits in predefined zones and routes. Similar permission will be granted in other cities across the state

EV in Public/Institutional Transport

  • Telangana State Transport corporation to set a target of 100% electric buses by 2030 for intra-city, intercity and interstate transport (key milestones – 25% by 2022, 50% by 2025 and 100% by 2030)
  • Airport flight shuttles and PUSHPAK buses to be transitioned to EV on priority
  • Government vehicles (owned and contractual)to switch to all-electric by 2025, in a phased manner.
  • Contract carriage permits for private operators with EV fleet operations
  • Tourist places (national parks, ecological sites) in the state to switch to all EVs by 2025 for transportation in and around their premises.

EV in Corporate Transport, Hospitals and Educational Institutes

  • Corporate offices with an annual turnover of Rs 100+ Crore operating within GHMC limits to compulsorily migrate 25% of their employee commuting fleet to EVs by 2022 and 100% by 2030.
  • Allow use of CSR funds for electrification of employee commuting fleets
  • Encourage educational institutions & hospitals for a 25% switch by 2022 (100% by 2030) of their Buses/Derivatives/Passenger vehicles fleet to Electric Vehicles.
  • EV in Freight Transport, Logistics & Delivery Services and other applications
  • Encourage all freight and logistics firms to use Electric Vehicles in a phased manner.
  • Intra-city goods delivery services (sub 2T category) to switch to EVs only by 2030 in a phased manner.
  • Encourage all app-based and e-commerce delivery services to migrate 25% of their vehicles fleet to EVs by 2022 and 100% by 2030
  • Use of Battery operated Application vehicles will be encouraged in government departments such as Government Corporations.

EV for personal mobility

  • Exemption of registration charges on personal vehicles purchased till 2025
  • Interest-Free loans up to 50% of the cost to all state government employees for the purchase of EVs.
  • Only Electric vehicles to be allowed in high traffic density areas.
  • Free Parking in public parking places and Toll exemption on State Highways for EVs till 2025
  • Support for Charging Infrastructure
  • Adequate policy support will be provided for the development of charging/swapping infrastructure.
  • The Government will work with GOI for the development of common standards for batteries and charging infrastructure to ensure interoperability wherever possible.
  • The government will set up the first 100 fast-charging stations in phases.
  • ARAI compliant EV charging infrastructure at public government land will be provided on long term lease at subsidized rates and 2 year moratorium period on rental payment.
  • A separate category of Power tariff will be created for EV Charging, both public and private. Duty exemption on power tariff will be extended to public charging stations for a duration of 5 years.
  • 75% of SGST paid on the fast charging equipment/machinery procured by any entity for setting up private/public/institutional charging stations will be reimbursed.
  • Supply of Renewable energy will be ensured on a preferential basis at special tariffs for EV charging.
  • A battery disposal infrastructure model will be created to facilitate the deployment of used EV batteries.

Infrastructure Support

  • EV Cluster: A mega Automotive Park with global standard infrastructure is currently at the planning stage and the development work is expected to commence by mid-2018. A designated EV cluster spread over 1500-2000 acres catering to EV/EV component manufacturing for two-wheelers, Cars, Buses & Trucks will be integrated with the Automotive Park plan. 
  • The EV cluster will have common facilities specific to the requirements of EV units, as given below:-
    1. Shared facilities to meet staffing and training requirements.
    2. A common facility for Design, prototyping and testing available to all units in the cluster.
    3. An Automotive Suppliers Park(ASP) to improve the logistics competitiveness for the units.
    4. A Logistics Hub to provide multimodal transport for safe and efficient handling of cargo.
    5. Built-Up Space with ready factory sheds will be developed to be used mainly by MSME units.

Automotive Electronics Cluster

An Automotive Electronics Cluster will be developed within the proposed and incentives will be accorded to units manufacturing electronic components including batteries cells/Packs for Electric Vehicles.

Charging/swapping Manufacturing Promotion

Local manufacturing of Charging/Swapping equipment will be encouraged by means of policy support and incentives.

Link to Policy Document

Telangana Draft EV Policy

Karan Bhatia

EV enthusiast and electronics engineer from Vellore Institute of Technology. Currently working as an Embedded engineer at Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen.

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