Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) will meet the main in charge of NITI Aayog Chief Executive Amitabh Kant and the heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete. This will be a discussion of how Hero Electric, Okinawa Scooters, Mahindra and Mahindra and Tata Motors will be able to create a supply for the continuous demand for free pollution vehicles.
What needs to be discussed and will be discussed is mostly the impact of buyer’s viewpoint of electric vehicles. Subsidies as of now on electric two wheelers are RS 22,000 which is not enough to tempt a buyer into it. A strong focus on electric vehicles should be considered for public transport such as three wheelers and public buses too.
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Hybrid vehicles were given a chance to be promoted and were vastly shown in the government’s interest. The same needs to be done on the point of view for electric vehicles.
“Taking electric vehicles from 0.1% to 100% is an arduous task, and require government commitment and clarity on the availability of charging infrastructure, investment and incentives guidelines and the role/stand of state governments on EVs v/s Hybrids & other technologies.” Said a spokesman from Ford Motor India Pvt. Ltd.
The government needs to put into place policies which will encourage automobile manufacturers into developing electric vehicles. The overall taxations should be properly aligned in encouraging technology that will reduce pollution, ensure that oil imports are lower than recent years and encourage volume growth of vehicles instead of resisting due to global warming. As a result, this will increase labor needed in the automobile sector, which will increase employment in India.