Finally, the government took another step towards the commercialisation and encouraging of electric vehicles by removing all the mandatory permits form the alternate fuel vehicles to become commercially used.
The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, made this announcement official at the 58th SIAM convention saying that all the electric vehicles, cars with ethanol, methanol, bio-fuel and even CNG are now exempted from the permits for becoming commercial vehicles.
This announcement will definitely create a freeway towards the market for city transport based on clean and green energy. The operators are soon likely to introduce some beneficial transporting modes including electrical and CNG vehicles.
The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways stated that "I am happy to announce at this SIAM convention, that all EVs and all cars using alternative fuels like bio-fuel, ethanol, methanol and even CNG are now exempt of any commercial permits."
Earlier there were numerous permits required such as Contract Carriage Buses Permits, stage carrier permits, goods carriers, maxi cab, radio taxis and all India tourist permit which were complex and expensive to get hold of as well as to renew them.
The removal of permit requirements now made easy for the fleet operators to go above the limit of their own maintenance and would possibly make the way to more and more green vehicles on the roads ferrying people without any carbon emissions.