Goa Govt working on clean mobility scheme to promote electric two-wheelers

Goa State government is working on a comprehensive policy to promote electric two-wheelers in Goa, will be introducing the clean mobility scheme.

The clean mobility scheme will be applicable for the first 10,000 electric two-wheelers sold in the state, which will reduce 5,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year and remove ten per cent of polluting vehicles off Goa’s roads.

The electric two-wheeler will take 3-4 hours to get fully charged and can go 100 km on a single charge. The state government is also installing easily accessible public charging stations throughout the state of Goa. These will be converted into electric two-wheelers or e-Bikes by Convergence Energy Services Limited.

About the Clean Mobility Scheme

  • Waiver of registration charges to reduce electric two-wheelers cost by 5 percent
  • Buyers to be offered cash incentives and subsidies on lease programmes
  • State Government to also offer incentives to scrap old two wheelers

Nilesh Cabral, Minister of Power, Environment, New and Renewable Energy and Law and Judiciary, Government of Goa, spoke about the need to usher in electric two-wheelers in Goa, which has a large population of petrol-engined two-wheelers. He also highlighted other electric mobility initiatives as a part of the larger convergence initiative by the Government of India.

Mahua Acharya, CEO & MD, Convergence Energy Services Limited, said, “Electric vehicles are at the forefront of the global agenda to move towards a sustainable future, and CESL is leading several initiatives in India to promote faster EV adoption under the national e-mobility programme.

So far, three high-capacity combo EV chargers of 122-150kW, Type 2 AC standards have been installed in Goa which can charge long-range EVs such as Hyundai Kona, Tata Nexon, and Maurice Garage.

Installation of Bharat Standard Damn EV chargers is being planned adjacent to these existing chargers for recharging moderate-range EVs such as Tata Tigor and Mahindra e-Verito.

CESL has been anchoring the EV ecosystem development in India, undertaking demand aggregation for procuring EVs, supporting the transition in bringing innovative business models, and providing the implementation wherewithal for accelerated roll-out of EV charging units.