Transition to EVs: Govt policy must focus on phased manufacturing, financial and technical capability of domestic industry


Transition to EVs: Govt policy must focus on phased manufacturing, financial and technical capability of domestic industry

As India stands at the crossroads of a clean mobility revolution, the proverbial sounds around the ecosystem are all too familiar. From supporting infrastructure to product reliability and affordability, the realisation of an impending transition buoyed by a Convenient Action is a foregone conclusion.

The transition or in this case transformation offers an opportunity to not just have cleaner or zero emission vehicles on the roads but also robust manufacturing and mobility-as-a-service (Maas) that can draw parallels from ongoing overall clean energy transition.

The evolution of the Indian auto industry with its hyphenated products (Maruti-Suzuki, Hero-Honda) supported by enabling government policy on infrastructure and incentives enabled the development of world class auto industry and Indian entrepreneurs.

It had a transition roadmap, be it safety seat belts and airbags, or emission norms that allowed for and encouraged Reserach and Development (R&D) and more.  Read More

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