New Delhi. The Government of Maharashtra has implemented the Electric Vehicle Policy 2021 (Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2021) with immediate effect. Maharashtra Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray has made this announcement in this regard. Although this policy was to be implemented from 1st April 2022 but Aditya Thackeray It has ordered it to be implemented from January 1, 2022. Under this decision, all vehicles purchased or hired by the Maharashtra government from January 1 will be electric vehicles only.
The Electric Vehicle Policy was introduced in the state in July 2021. Under this policy, the vehicles bought or rented in the State Government, Urban Local Bodies and Municipal Corporation will now be electric only.
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Expressed gratitude to CM Uddhav Thackeray
Aditya Thackeray has given this information by tweeting in this regard. He has written, ‘The Government of Maharashtra has decided to encourage clean movement, its commitment towards the environment and the common people that now instead of April 1, 2022, only electric vehicles for government, urban bodies and corporations will be available from January 1, 2022. Will be bought or hired only. Aaditya Thackeray has also expressed gratitude to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat for supporting this decision.
To make Maharashtra a leading state in electric vehicles
The objective of the Electric Vehicle Policy is to make Maharashtra a leading state in terms of adoption of electric vehicles in the country. Apart from this, the state also has to emerge as a major investment center as an electric vehicle manufacturing center. An official said that under these policies, such an environment will be created for electric vehicles in the state in which research and development and skill development can be encouraged for this sector. Apart from this, at least one Gigafactory for ACC battery is to be built in Maharashtra.
Under this policy, the state government has set a target to increase the share of electric vehicles in public transport to 25 percent by 2025. For this, 15 percent of the buses of Maharashtra Transport Corporation will have to be converted into electric buses by 2025.
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