Govt approves E-Vehicle Policy; minimum investment fixed at $500 million

The policy seeks to promote India as a manufacturing destination for EVs

Updated - March 15, 2024 04:39 pm IST

Published - March 15, 2024 03:30 pm IST - New Delhi

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The government on March 15 approved the E-Vehicle policy to promote India as a manufacturing destination, the Commerce and Industry Ministry said.

The policy seeks to promote India as a manufacturing destination for EVs and attract investment from reputed global EV manufacturers, it added.

Under the policy, a company will be required to make a minimum investment of $500 million or ₹4,150 crore. It will also be entitled to various duty concessions.

"This will provide Indian consumers with access to the latest technology, boost the Make in India initiative, and strengthen the EV ecosystem by promoting healthy competition among EV players, leading to a high volume of production, economies of scale, lower cost of production, reduce imports of crude Oil, lower trade deficit, reduce air pollution, particularly in cities, and will have a positive impact on health and environment," the Ministry said.

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