One more incentive to buy electric vehicles in Delhi

With an eye on pollution-free transportation, the Delhi Electricity Regularity Commission (DERC) has reduced rates charging stations from e-rickshaws and others electric vehicles . Low-tension e-vehicle users (those who charge at home) will pay Rs 4.5 per kW instead of Rs 5.5, while high-tension users (at public charging stations ) will pay Rs 4 instead of Rs 5 per kW.

Close on the heels of Union Budget providing tax relief for buying electric vehicles (EVs), the GST Council in its 36th meeting had cut the tax on electric vehicles from 12 per cent to 5 per cent effective from August 1.

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With prices of electric vehicles cut down significantly post GST revision, incentivising rates for charging stations may just lend support to its mass acceptance. Here's a look.