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Telangana to unveil Electronic Vehicle policy in December

Hyderabad: India has set a vision of becoming an all-electric vehicle nation by 2030. In line with the Centre’s vision, the Telangana government is all set to announce a policy on electric vehicle (EV) adoption next month. The State government has been working on this policy for the last few months and has been holding talks with various stakeholders.

The government is getting feedback from the transport department and the municipal administration department. Industry and expert consultation is through. Once the feedback is obtained from the departments, it will move to the next stage.

Sharing plans on the EV policy, Telangana IT and Industry principal secretary Jayesh Ranjan said, “The policy will offer incentives, land and regulations for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Starting from infrastructure for charging stations to facilitation of spare parts for the manufacturers to benefits being given to regular customers for use of electric vehicles, the policy will cover the whole ambit of the sector thus making it viable to set up shop in Telangana.”

He added, “With the metro rail launch coming closer, the government is looking at the last mile connectivity through electric vehicles besides looking at usage of electric and pedal cycles. EVs will play a major role in last mile solution. Hyderabad Metro Rail also had discussions with Ola and Uber. New players are coming up.”

Many cities have great metro rail facilities but they are failing to ensure the last mile activity. Telangana government is taking note of this aspect and takings steps accordingly, he pointed out.

Right now the electric vehicle market is small and it will evolve over a period of time and there is an increased interest from the electric vehicle makers to work with the State government.

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