Electric Vehicles This Week: Govt Proposes 5K Electric Buses, Mahindra Deepens EV Focus
- YULU expands its Miracle electric scooters in Electronic City in Bengaluru
- Centre calls for proposals from states to deploy 5K electric buses
- Honda Cars India to focus on hybrids till electric charging infrastructure is developed in India
The United Nations has declared air pollution as the theme for the 2019 World Environment Day, and nowhere is the need for action greater than in India.
Fifteen Indian cities have been featured among the 20 most air-polluted cities in the world, and vehicular emission has been noted as one of the major reasons behind these alarming levels of air pollution in the country.
It’s clear that electric vehicles will help reduce vehicular emissions greatly, and the change needs to happen as quickly as possible. To aid this switch, many national and international companies have announced their foray in the electric vehicles sector.
This week Tata Motors-owned British automobile maker Jaguar Land Rover and German automobile manufacturer BMW announced a partnership to jointly develop electric vehicle technology. Indian automotive companies such as Maruti Suzuki, Sahara Group, Hero, Mahindra has also been aggressively adding to the EV push in India.
However, lack of charging infrastructure and high costs of electric vehicles are the major roadblocks in India’s emobility vision of having 30% electrified vehicles on the road by 2030.