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Business Autos 27 Dec 2019 Electric vehicle fir ...

Electric vehicle firms use fear of fines as a USP for selling ebikes

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | MADHUSUDAN SAHOO
Published Dec 27, 2019, 2:28 am IST
Updated Dec 27, 2019, 2:28 am IST
The scooters with below 150 cc and 350-watt motor don’t require any driving licence, helmet or even registration.
Revolt Motors maiden electric bike, the RV 400 (Source: BikeDekho.com)
 Revolt Motors maiden electric bike, the RV 400 (Source: BikeDekho.com)

New Delhi: Some domestic electric vehicle (EV) makers have a unique selling point (USP) for their product — that it doesn’t require a driving licence, motor insurance, helmet or even registration to ride their vehicles on the roads, if the vehicle was powdered with 350-watt batteries and the speed limit does not cross 25 kmph.

The features could save a lot of money in the wake of higher penalties imposed on violators in some states under the new Motor Vehicles Amendment (MVA) Act, which has come to effect from September 1, 2019.

 

The EV companies like Evolet and Revolt are learnt to have adopted this sale strategy.

Confirming the development, Evolet executive director and CEO Sqn. Ldr. Prerana Chaturvedi said: “As far as our electric two-wheelers (scooters) are concerned, we have set a certain parameters where the MVA Act is not mandatory for them at all. The scooters with below 150 cc and 350-watt motor don’t require any driving licence, helmet or even registration for the user(s) while driving on the roads.” “As far as the insurance and helmet issues are concerned, we emphasise our customers to insure the vehicle, and also appeal them to use helmet for their safety,” she added.

“Well, the product doesn’t come under the purview of existing laws. As per Section 2(28) of the MVA Act, a vehicle with less than four-wheels fitted with engine capacity of up to 25cc is not a motor vehicle. So it doesn’t require insurance. So EV firms are smart enough to work around it,” said an industry insider.

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