PIL to make Mandatory Insurance for Electric Vehicles

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NEW DELHI: Delhi HC issued notice to the Central Governments on a public interest litigation (PIL) petition seeking directions to make insurance cover compulsory for all-electric vehicles.

A Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Navin Chawla sought responses from the Central and Delhi governments and the next hearing will be in the month of October this year.

A petition was filed by Delhi Advocate Rajat Kapoor said that the rise in petrol and diesel prices has created a huge market for electric vehicles in India, and there is an urgent need to address the issue that a large number of electrically operated two-wheeler vehicles do not have insurance.

He also argued that if an electric vehicle is a two-wheeler with a maximum speed of up to 25Km/hr and its power does not exceed 250 watts then it does not require a driver’s license to operate. As a result the young generation of our country prefers these Vehicles.

During a hearing, He said – “That lack of rules relating to insurance will create a plethora of vehicles running or flying on the road which do not have any source of origin and this can create a situation of havoc in coming days. That specifically on the point of Third-party Insurance it is very important that Electric Vehicles should not be allowed to leave the showroom till the time the insurance formality is complete,”

The plea said that the changes in geopolitical scenarios due to the ongoing war in Ukraine have caused instability with regard to crude oil prices, leading to an increase in electric vehicles which has created an urgent need to enact a law to deal with electric vehicles.

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(MARCH – APRIL 2022)


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