Uttar Pradesh Cuts Road Tax on Hybrid Cars

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With this move, leading automakers Maruti Suzuki and Toyota are expected to see a significant rise in sales.

In a major push for eco-friendly transportation, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced a complete waiver on road tax for hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric cars. With this move, leading automakers Maruti Suzuki and Toyota are expected to see a significant rise in sales. Their popular hybrid models, like the Grand Vitara, Innova Hycross, and Urban Cruiser Hyryder, will become more attractive to consumers due to the reduced upfront cost.

Reports indicate a 100% rebate on road tax for these vehicles, leading to significant savings for consumers. For SUVs like the Grand Vitara and Hyryder, this could mean a drop in registration costs by nearly ₹1.8 lakh. For premium models like the Innova Hycross, the on-road price reduction could be as high as ₹3 lakh, depending on the variant.

It’s important to note that this tax break is a temporary amendment to the existing EV policy, valid until October 2025. This limited-time offer is designed to kickstart hybrid adoption without requiring a long-term budgetary commitment from the government. It’s a window of opportunity that could benefit existing players and potentially encourage other manufacturers to introduce more hybrid models in the Indian market.

This policy shift by Uttar Pradesh could also pave the way for other states to follow suit, further accelerating the adoption of hybrid vehicles as a viable alternative to traditional gasoline and purely electric options.

 

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