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Dan007a
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News from India

Post by Dan007a » Thu, 08 Aug 2019, 09:33

Late last month, the GST Council recommended a reduction in GST rate on electric vehicles to 5 percent from 12 percent. It also announced that the GST on EV chargers and charging stations has been reduced to 5 percent from the earlier 18 percent, which could improve the lagging EV infrastructure in the country.

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Post by jonescg » Thu, 08 Aug 2019, 10:04

Great to see another nation can do that which Australia believes to be impossible.
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Re: News from India

Post by Dan007a » Thu, 08 Aug 2019, 16:12

Yes and due to the increased demand . Manufacturing will follow.
Learnt that in year 11 Economics.
Must be to hard for political powers to follow

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Re: News from India

Post by T1 Terry » Fri, 09 Aug 2019, 11:41

What incentive is there for the current govt to do anything that would promote the move to electric vehicles?
They have a good income stream from the fuel excise tax and GST on top of that. The private sector pay for the fuel distribution network and it is already established so no hard thinking and planning required.
Electric vehicles on the other hand would require charging stations in not so populated areas so that would become a govt infrastructure cost and involve lots of planning to establish the supply network, also at the govt's cost. How many votes will you loose by forcing or even encouraging change? How would it affect political party donations from big oil? Would it increase donations from parties that are pro electric vehicles? How could the govt design a revenue stream from EV owners who chose to recharge from their own roof top solar? Free fuel that is also GST free, do really think the current govt would be keen to promote that?
Nothing will change until the voters elect a govt based on their pro EV policies and the opposing side will always put up the scare campaign similar to the one seen in the last election.
We are the lucky country, we still seem to be surviving despite the govts we elect and the backward thinking they employ, just how long our luck will hold out is yet to be seen .....

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