Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor Co, and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) have opposed the Niti Aayog's plan to push for 100 percent electric vehicles by entirely banning conventional two- and three-wheelers
January 03, 2020. By News Bureau
The automobile industry is yet to submit its report on road map to shift two- and three-wheelers to full electric vehicles, as per to a senior government official. At a meeting with industry representatives in June 2019, the Niti Aayog had requested the industry to come back within two weeks with tangible steps towards the transition but manufacturers had specified they would need a minimum of four months to work on the same.
Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor Co, and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) have opposed the Niti Aayog's plan to push for 100 per cent electric vehicles by entirely banning conventional two- and three-wheelers.
Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran had also identified that migration to EVs needs to be planned to safeguard that the entire ecosystem is ready through a multi-year road map.
"At the meeting in June, for concrete steps towards the transition to electric vehicles, the auto industry had said that they will get a study done by an external agency and the recommendations will be shared with the government in four months.
"But, so far, they have not submitted their recommendations to the Niti Aayog," the official stated.
The auto industry has been opposing proposal by the Niti Aayog to push for full conversion to EVs for ICE three-wheelers by 2023 and two-wheelers of 150cc and below by 2025, saying a shift was absolutely uncalled for and could risk the industry.
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