Government is considering proposing an electric vehicle deadline for two-wheeler manufacturers and makers have started responding…
Two major Indian two wheeler manufacturers, TVS Motor and Bajaj Auto have raised serious concerns on the Government’s speculated 2025 deadline for mass adoption of electric two-wheelers. It is in reports that the Government intends to make 100 percent electric two wheelers mandatory from 2025 (and 2023 for three-wheelers).
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Mr Venu Srinivasan, Chairman of TVS Motor Company sounded sceptical about the supporting charging infrastructure and he fears that this move may even derail Indian auto manufacturing and put at risk 4 million jobs.
Rajiv Bajaj echoed the thoughts and shared three concerns on this proposed ruling. He also questioned the government on leaving out four wheelers from this ambit.
On what could be better solutions Mr Bajaj said,
Mr Srinivasan also said that a gradual adoption approach should be followed.
It is already known that Bajaj and TVS are working on electric two-wheelers. Bajaj has, in fact, created a separate brand called as Urbanite for this initiative and the first product is already on the roads for final testing (check spy pics).