The Indian Government’s top experts have given a suggestion to electrify most of the bikes and scooters to electrify as an action taken to reduce pollution and to reduce the usage of fossil fuels. This proposal is considered to be the part of Nithi Aayog which is chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi which playing an important role in policy making in India.
There is also a talk going on within the government for electrifying the three wheeled auto rickshaws but the plan has not been confirmed yet. India has always been one of the biggest two wheeler market, as a proof more than 21 million motorbikes and scooters have been sold in the business year 2018-19. In the same year it sold just 3.3million cars and utility vehicles.
The sale of electric scooter is just the fraction of all two wheelers sold, but the number of electric scooters sold has doubled than the previous year. If the proposal is approved by the ministers of Heavy industries, Road transport and power it will be a great opportunity for the two wheeler automotive companies like Suzuki motors and Yamaha Motors who are making huge plans to enter the Indian market.
The government has the view of electrifying all cars manufactured by 2030, but their plan didn’t have a proper infrastructure, policy or a proper incentive plan for the manufacturers so their plan has a lack of support from the manufacturers.
The newly created proposal is trying to rectify the above problems by offering incentives to the electric vehicle manufacturers and for selling them.There are only a few electric scooter sellers in India, namely Hero Electric and Startups Ather Energy, Twenty Two motors and Okinawa.
The Indian government has approved to spend over $1.4 billion by next three years as a subsidy for the electric and hybrid vehicles sold within the next three years. As India is the biggest two wheeler market the plan on electrifying the two wheelers in India is going to create a huge impact in the Indian two wheeler market but he question “Is India ready for that?”. If we consider the current infrastructure of the EV market, it’s not proper, but the steps taken by the Indian government shows that India is in the evolution process soon it will adapt its infrastructure for the EV market and change the way how Indians drive