Bengaluru: In order to give a push to electric vehicles and e-rickshaws, the Uttar Pradesh government, headed by chief mother Yogi Adityanath, has come with various measures like tax sops. 

"I have directed officials to make policy efforts to encourage manufacturing of electric vehicles in the state for a better future. Proposals have been received from various international automobile companies for setting up electric vehicle manufacturing units in the state. We will be providing all possible help to the companies. This will promote industrial investment in the state,” he said as reported by Times of India.

The website added that a centre of excellence will be established at the earliest for research and development, testing and certification in the electric vehicle industry. 
It is also to be noted that the UP government is planning to encourage setting private electric vehicle parks and charging points. It is also planning to give incentives to such parks so as to enable them. 

When it comes to e-rickshaws, the CM wants to promote them over diesel rickshaws. In this relation, he said the drivers of these vehicles should be given loans under various schemes of the central or state government related to self-employment for purchase of e-rickshaws.