Auto Electric vehicles minus batteries? Govt circular stumps industry Updated : August 13, 2020 08:06 PM IST The tax rates for an electric vehicle and battery are different, adding to the confusion The road transport ministry's move is also aimed at encouraging the battery swapping technology, say sources Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.