Tamil Nadu Electric Vehicles Policy 2023
Tamil Nadu has released Tamil Nadu Electric Vehicles Policy 2023. The key features of the policy include reimbursement of state goods and services tax, investment and turnover based subsidy, advanced chemistry cell subsidy, electrification of public and commercial transport, formation of electric vehicle cities, among others. According to the policy, the state government will promote cities including Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Salem, and Tirunelveli as pilot cities for implementing e-mobility solutions. As per the policy, the term electric vehicles (EVs) includes battery EV, plug-in EV, plug-in hybrid EV and strong hybrid EV. The policy notes that EV projects will be provided 100 per cent exemption on electricity tax for a period of five years on power purchased from the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited or generated and consumed from captive sources.