The future of electric vehicles in India

EV adoption across India has been sluggish. Prices are high, the battery supply chain is dependent on imports, and there is a dearth of charging infrastructure. India’s largest car maker, Maruti, isn’t even making electric cars yet. Tesla’s superchargers have been spotted in India, but the cars are still three years later than expected with no launch date in sight.

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari rolled back the impossible target of having only EVs on Indian roads by the end of 2030. Now the aim is to make 30% of private cars, 70% of commercial vehicles, 40% of buses, and 80% of two and three-wheelers go electric by the end of the decade.

Given all the speed bumps, the chequered flag for India’s electric dreams is still a few laps away.

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