Uttar Pradesh Launches New Electric Vehicle Policy

India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh has finally announced its new EV policy recently after it released a draft in 2018.

Taking a cue from other states, UP has unveiled its latest Electric Vehicle Manufacturing and Mobility policy. Uttar Pradesh is touted as one of the top 5 manufacturing states which has the highest number of MSME units from the automobile industry and ranks third in the number of vehicles registered in India.

The new policy called Uttar Pradesh Electric Vehicles Manufacturing and Mobility Policy 2019,  aims to establish Uttar Pradesh as a preferred destination for attracting investments in manufacturing of electric vehicles through incentives to buyers as well as manufacturers.

Policy Targets

  1. To attract investments of over Rs 40,000 crore in the next 5 years across the electric mobility ecosystem with an employment potential for 50,000 people
  2. To launch 1000 electric buses (BEVs/FCEVs), and achieve 70 percent EV public transportation on identified green routes in identified 10 EV cities by 2030.
  3. To phase out all conventional commercial fleets and logistics vehicles and achieve 50% EV mobility in goods transportation in identified 10 EV cities by 2024 and all cities by 2030.
  4. To roll out nearly 10 lakh EVs combined across all segment of vehicles, by 2024.
  5. To bring in manufacturing units of high density power storage of at least 5 GWh capacity in the next 5 years for smooth electric mobility
  6. To set up nearly 2 lakh slow and fast charging, swapping stations by 2024

The government of Uttar Pradesh through the new policy wants to create an EV manufacturing hub – including EV manufacturing and EV Battery (including fuel cell, etc.) manufacturing. Towards this, EV manufacturing zones and parks will be incentivised and will be well equipped with common infrastructure including waste disposal, sewage treatment, testing facilities, etc.

10 cities including Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Mathura, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Gorakhpur and Varanasi will be declared as model EM cities in first phase to adopt EVs, charging & hydrogen refuelling infrastructure and new EV enabling building codes. Noida will be the pilot city for all new mobility initiatives in the first phase till 2020. Government of Uttar Pradesh will support CSR initiatives in the Electric mobility ecosystem.

To promote EV vehicles in Public Transportation, 1000 EV buses will be introduced in the state by 2030, in phases. 25% in phase I by 2020, remaining 35% in phase II by 2022, and rest 40% in phase III by 2030. Further in this context, green routes will be promoted in the 10 model EM cities to ensure 70% EV public transportation on these routes. Also, all forms of government vehicles, including vehicles under government corporations, boards and government ambulances etc. will be converted to electric vehicles by 2024.

The State aims to achieve 50% EV in Goods Transportation and Private Transportation in these top 10 cities by 2024, and all cities by 2030.

As for Charging Infrastructure, state Discom are to setup 100 DC public charging stations in each of the 10 model EM cities. UPSRTC depots, bus terminals and bus stops will have charging stations. Public parking spaces will be mandated to have charging stations.

To know more about the UP EV policy click here

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