Chandigarh becomes the first city to ban ICEV 2W and 4W registration, once the registration target for this financial year is reached under its pioneering EV policy. To promote wider EV adoption, the policy integrates command and control regulations, incentives, and a dedicated consumer category for EV charging. Chandigarh's proactive approach in leading the transition to green mobility sets an exemplary model for other regions to follow.
The suddenness of the policy decision may disrupt the market. Buyers may instead opt to register their ICEV in the neighbouring states to circumvent the ban. It remains to be seen how the state administration will effectively manage the potential challenge and enforce the ban?