A.P. Chambers seeks life tax exemption for electrical automobiles 

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A delegation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Business Federation (APCCIF) on Wednesday (August 23) submitted a memorandum to Chief Secretary Okay.S. Jawahar Reddy, searching for life tax exemption for Electrical Automobiles (EVs). 

The APCCIF said that the imposition of 12 life tax on EVs (each passenger and two-wheelers) has considerably slowed down registrations.

It mentioned although the upfront value of EVs remained excessive, primarily because of the battery costs, a lower was anticipated as extra home corporations had been foraying into EV manufacturing and gross sales.

Providing exemptions from registration charges, street tax, and different levies would considerably cut back the preliminary value of EVs and encourage potential consumers to make the transition. 

Subsequently, an prolonged waiver of the street tax wouldn’t solely encourage a faster adoption of EVs but in addition bolster the State’s transition to sustainable transportation.

The APCCIF identified that many States recognised the significance of EVs and had been offering subsidies till 2027 to advertise them. 

Andhra Pradesh, which has super potential to steer the shift in direction of electrical mobility, ought to reduce down on varied taxes in order that the rising buyer choice to greener mobility takes tangible form on a big scale. 

Imposition of street tax on EVs would inevitably escalate the possession prices and hamper gross sales and, in flip, have an effect on the viability of dealerships. 

This might result in job losses and encourage potential clients to buy EVs from neighbouring States, the APCCIF famous.

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