Through the ZEV Community’s ‘Taking action on zero emission vehicles’ series, we’ve shone a spotlight on Maharashtra’s leading commitments and ambition on ZEVs.
The series aims to profile the ZEV policies, targets and achievements of governments from around the world.
Maharashtra is leading vehicle electrification in India and taking steps to become the country’s top producer of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). With the recent adoption of the Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2021, the government is aiming to position Maharashtra as one of the leading investment and manufacturing hubs for EVs globally.
Maharashtra’s timeline for zero emission vehicle (ZEV) rollout includes:
- 100% of all new government vehicles will be electric by January 2022
- 25% of public transport and all fleet operators/aggregators in the six targeted urban agglomerations will be electric by 2025
- 10% of new vehicle registrations will be battery-operated vehicles by 2025
The state is increasing the uptake of ZEVs by investing in charging infrastructure and offering buyer incentives. These include buyback agreements; road and registration tax exemptions; and provisions for a ZEV credit program. In addition, Maharashtra has developed new skills enhancement centres. These offer programmes to train mechanics, and provide opportunities for workers to learn the skills required for a job in the ZEV industry.
Through its participation in the ZEV Community, Maharashtra has joined state, regional, city and national government from around the world in exchanging best practice and experiences of accelerating the transition to clean transport.