Chandigarh EV Policy Under Review: Crest Engages Stakeholders for Input

The Chandigarh Renewal Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society (Crest) is taking steps to develop an improved and more agreeable electric vehicle (EV) policy. Starting next week, Crest officials will hold discussions with representatives from the automobile industry and other public stakeholders. The aim is to gather diverse perspectives before submitting a revised policy for approval by the UT administrator.

The decision to review the EV policy was made on November 9, with the administration suspending the registrations cap on internal combustion engine vehicles until November 27. The policy, which introduced a cap on fuel-based vehicle registrations, has been a subject of controversy since its implementation. The administration had to revise the cap in response to pressure from various stakeholders.

By November 23, a final report is expected, considering all viewpoints presented during stakeholder discussions. This comprehensive approach aims to address concerns and ensure that the policy meets the needs and expectations of all parties involved.


Q: What is the purpose of Crest’s discussions with stakeholders?
A: Crest is engaging with stakeholders to gather diverse perspectives and examine all aspects of the EV policy before submitting a revised version for approval.

Q: Why was the registrations cap on internal combustion engine vehicles put in abeyance?
A: The cap was temporarily suspended to allow for a review of the EV policy and address concerns raised by stakeholders.

Q: When will the final report on the revised policy be available?
A: The final report is expected by November 23, taking into account the input received from various stakeholders during the discussion process.

Q: What is the significance of the Chandigarh EV policy?
A: The EV policy aims to promote the adoption of electric vehicles in Chandigarh and create a more sustainable transportation system in the city.