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Frequently Asked Questions


This Page lists frequently asked questions FAQ on Electric Vehicles & Charging Infrastructure in India:

FAQ on Electric Vehicles

What is the total number of Electric Vehicles in India in 2022 ?

As per the e-vahan portal (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways), at present there are about 8.77 lakhs active electric vehicles are on Indian roads as on 08 December 2021. Check Details

Which state has the highest number of Electric Vehicles registered in India ?

As per the e-vahan portal (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways), as of December 2021, Uttar Pradesh with 2,58,105 electric vehicles is at first position in India. Check detailsIndian States with Most EVs

What is the GST rate on Electric Vehicles ?

As per the information received from Department of Revenue, at present the GST rate on electric vehicles is 5%.  The GST rates are prescribed based on the recommendations of the GST Council.  Electric vehicles are already at the lowest rate slab of 5%.

What is the Subsidy available on buying Electric Vehicles in India ?

Under FAME-India Scheme, incentives are provided to buyers of electric vehicles subsidy in the form of an upfront reduction in the purchase price of electric vehicles
The incentive is linked to battery capacity i.e. Rs. 10,000/KWh for e-3W and e-4W with a cap 20% of the cost of vehicle.
Further, the incentive/ subsidies for e-2W has been increased to Rs. 15,000/KWh from Rs. 10,000/KWh with an increase in cap from 20% to 40% of the cost of vehicle w.e.f. 11th June, 2021. Details on Vehicles & Subsidy

FAQ on EV Charging Infrastructure & EV Charging

What is number of Public EV Charging Stations in India ?

As of March 2022, as per the data available with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), there are 1633 public EV charging stations, installed by various entities and are currently operational in India. reference

What are the EV Charging Regulations set by the Government ?

In January 2022, Ministry of Power, Government of India had issued “Consolidated Guidelines & Standards for Charging Infrastructure for Electric vehicles”. Detailed EV Charging Guidelines for 2022 are available here

Who can setup public charging station in India ?

Government of India has made charging a de-licensed activity meaning any individual/entity is free to set up public charging stations without the requirement of a license provided that, such stations meet the technical, safety as well as performance standards and protocols laid down  under the guidelines as well as norms/ standards/ specifications laid down by Ministry of Power, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Central Electricity Authority (CEA) from time to time.

What is the GST rate on EV Chargers ?

The current GST rate on EV Chargers is 5% ?

What is the HSN Code for EV Chargers ?

The GST HSN Code for EV Chargers is 85044030.