RTO Rules for Electric Vehicles Registration in India

Generally, all-electric vehicles in India must be approved by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). Powerful automobiles want to undergo a complete trying-out system following CMVR rules, while E-bike, as described below, are exempt from this sort of approval requirements.

– One or more electric motor with the power of less than 250W – The maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour – Electric Vehicles, which comply with the above requirements are not categorized as motor vehicles. Hence the transport rules are not applicable for them (Insurance, taxes…).

The following are defined as electric bicycles and safety requirements:

The Delhi government led by KM Arvind Kejriwal has announced that there will be no registration fee for electric vehicles (including battery-powered cars, bicycles, and rickshaws). This measure will be taken immediately after the government announces the levy of road tax.

Electric Car Registration and Road Tax in Delhi and Other Cities

Up to Rs.25,000

2% of the Vehicle’s Cost

More than Rs.25,000 and Upto Rs.40,000

More than Rs.40,000 and Upto Rs.60,000

6% of the Vehicle’s Cost

More than Rs.60,000

8% of the Vehicle’s Cost

4% of the Vehicle’s Cost


For 2-Wheelers:

Up to Rs.6 lakh

4% of the Vehicle’s Cost

More than Rs.6 Lakh but less than Rs.10 lakh

More than Rs.10 lakh

10% of the Vehicle’s Cost

7% of the Vehicle’s Cost


For 4-Wheelers:

– Age of the vehicle – Maker of such vehicle – Fuel type, for example petroleum or diesel – The length and width of the vehicle – Seating limit – Number of wheels of the vehicle – Motor limit


Vehicles with a top speed of less than or higher than 25 km/h and/or a maximum output of 250 W do not require a driving license. …For other vehicles, the driver must have a driving license.

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