Electric Mobility

Himachal Pradesh announces fifty per cent subsidy on e-taxis and e-buses

Apoorv Minocha

Notable because

This is the first of its kind initiative by any state government to amalgamate youth employment goals and green initiatives. Himachal Pradesh has registered only ~160 e-4W(C) and e-buses as of November 2023, underscoring the untapped potential of the state’s EV market. The state aims to establish charging stations along six identified corridors to address charging challenges and plans to replace the entire fleet of about 3,000 HRTC buses with e-buses.

What to look out for in the months ahead

Will states facing disparate development challenges be encouraged to emulate Himachal Pradesh’s strategy of addressing different challenges simultaneously to address development holistically?