Web Desk: Indian government may offer incentives of up to Rs 2.5 lakh IND to those scrapping old petrol or diesel-fired vehicles along with sops for investment to manufacture parts such as motors in the country.
The government had proposed a draft policy that says buyers of electric two-wheelers that cost up to Rs 1.5 lakh IND. Buyers of electric cars, which will operate as taxis, are expected to get sops of Rs 1.5 to 2.5 lakh IND for vehicles that cost up to Rs 15 lakh IND.
Indian government spends Rs 1,000 IND and is planned to set up charging stations across the country. At least one charging point is planned every 9 sq km in all metros, million-plus cities and identified smart cities while a charging station on both sides of the highway is planned every 25 km.