Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption in India

Undertaken By: Multiple,    Recent Publication: 2019

Over the last year, the Government of India has shown clear indications that it is keen to accelerate India’s transition to Electric Vehicles (EVs). However, there still exist ambiguities about the ways in which this transition may occur. Indian travel behaviour, modal split and consumption patterns are quite different from those observed in developed countries. Low vehicle ownership, low-affordability and varying conditions of access to electricity make the Indian EV scenario unique.

Due to these factors, investments in vehicle segments like Buses/ 3-wheelers/2-wheelers and associated charging infrastructure development are likely to become viable earlier than in passenger cars. A better understanding of these issues will inform manufacturing, fiscal incentives, and adoption programs. This initiative seeks to improve our understanding of the above-mentioned issues and develop India-focused strategies for EV adoption.