Electric vehicles a huge opportunity for India: Amitabh Kant


Electric vehicles a huge opportunity for India: Amitabh Kant

The electric vehicle segment is a big opportunity for Indian manufactures and they should look at not only producing such models for domestic market but also exports, NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant said on Wednesday. Speaking at the inaugural session of the ‘Entrepreneur 2019’, Kant also emphasised on the road map to make India a USD 10-trillion economy by 2030.

“Electric vehicles are a sunrise opportunity as India has over 72 per cent two-wheelers; our endeavour should be to make these electric, and also manufacture EVs for the world, in India,” Kant said.

The NITI Aayog has proposed that two-wheelers below the capacity of 150cc sold in the country after March 31, 2025, should be electric ones only. It has also proposed that three-wheelers sold in the country should be electric ones only after March 31, 2023.

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