The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has asked states to look into violations of Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) by manufacturers and dealers selling low-speed electric two-wheelers.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) in an advisory to states said that these manufacturers and dealers are supplying higher battery capacity models, which are plying with a top speed of 40-55 kmph without type approval, insurance and vehicle identification as per norms.

“These vehicles are tampering with verification undertaken by the testing agency,” the advisory said.

The advisory said two-wheeled-battery-operated vehicle shall not be deemed to be a motor vehicle — if it is equipped with an electric motor having thirty-minute power of less than 0.25 KW, maximum speed is less than 25 km/hr and the weight of the vehicle without a battery is not more than 60 kg.

  • Published On Oct 14, 2022 at 09:25 PM IST

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