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Green licence plate for private electric vehicles approved by the Govt.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has recently approved distinctive green licence plates for electric vehicles.

  • This decision has been taken to promote electric vehicles in India.
  • Green licence plates bearing numbers in white fonts has been approved for private e-vehicles whereas yellow licence plates for taxis.
  • This would help in easy identification of electric vehicles.
  • Apart from that the electric vehicles will get preferential treatment in parking, free entry into certain proposed 'congested zones' along with proposed concessions in tolls on the current road networks.
  • This will help boost the growth of e-rickshaws, e-busses and e-taxis across India.
  • India at present has 1 to 1.5 lakh electric vehicles which is expected to grow to about 5% of the total vehicles in the next 5 years.
  • In 2017-18, out of the 24 million vehicles sold in India, only 1% were the electric vehicles.
  • The electric vehicles will help in bringing down vehicular pollution. Therefore it is necessary to promote e-vehicles.
  • The government also announced its plan to allow youth of 16-18 years to drive electric scooters.
  • The government is also planning to exempt e-vehicles from permits with an aim to promote their use.
  • MoRTH will request Union Finance Ministry for 50% rate of depreciation on EVs as against the rate of 15% for conventional vehicles.

Expected Questions

Question 1. Which Ministry has recently approved green licence plate for private e-vehicles in India?
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Question 2. Who is the current Minister of Road Transport in India?
Nitin Gadkari

Question 3. Motor vehicles are the major contributors for releasing which gas to the environment?
Carbon Monoxide

Question 4. Which Index measures the ozone level?
Air Quality Index

Question 5. Ozone is formed in the upper atmosphere by a photochemical reaction with?
Ultra Violet solar radiation

Green licence plate for private electric vehicles approved by the Govt. Green licence plate for private electric vehicles approved by the Govt. Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on May 11, 2018 Rating: 5

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