Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, TVS and Honda Motorcycles have opposed the Niti Aayog's plan to push for 100 per cent electric vehicles.
Gill added that the Arvind Kejriwal government has considered most of their recommendations, including the conversion of commercial ICE vehicles into electric, e-bike taxis.
With the introduction of this policy, SMEV is certain that Delhi will lead by example and more states will also emulate such measures to give a boost to the EV industry.
Battery-powered electric vehicles (EV) may be considered eco-friendly, but fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) leave EVs in their dust when it comes to clean technologies.
The study will form a blueprint for EV implementation across cities and countries worldwide.
Riding high on both the electric boom and start-up culture, Gemopai Electric is attempting to provide electric two-wheelers to the masses.
While the Bureau of Energy Efficiency urged to provide grant-in-aid for implementing pilot project, 80 stations in the state will now charge cars of governmentt departments.
But no Indian company builds the most vital component for EV- lithium-ion batteries. The country still imports Lithium-ion batteries from China, South Korea, Japan or Europe.
With the state government running only less than 2 per cent of electric vehicles, transport officials say that the ideal number should be 5 per cent.
According to information available, MG’s ZS EV, which is expected to be priced around Rs 25 lakh, is set to be unveiled on December 5.
In the last few months, several private and state-owned enterprises have laid the groundwork for setting up charging stations.
“We are looking to provide charging infrastructure in government premises, but adding charging points in petrol bunks seems to have constrains due to safety reasons,” Gupta said.
Other non-core sector that the policy envisages as priority is on encouraging industrial investment in the production and maintenance of electric vehicles, battery and related industry.
Under the revised guideline, the government will install one electric vehicle charging station after every four km in cities and 25 km on both ways of highways connecting to these cities.
However, analysts and industry experts say it will take a while before India becomes self reliant in this area, given the growing demand.