Niti Aayog Asks 2-3 Wheeler Makers To Present EV Conversion Plan In 2 Weeks

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  • In a recent meeting, the industry was cautioned that if they do not take steps to address pollution issues, courts will step in
  • At the meeting, a senior government official said that without a policy and road map, the transition to EVs cannot happen
  • India has already missed the electronics revolution and semi-conductor revolution, therefore it should not miss the electric mobility revolution

Government think-tank Niti Aayog has asked conventional two and three-wheeler makers to suggest concrete steps towards the transition to electric mobility. The same is to be done within two weeks keeping in mind 2025 deadline, people aware of the development told Money Control.

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At a meeting of the manufacturers and start-up electric vehicle (EV) makers called by Niti Aayog on June 21, the industry was cautioned that if they do not take steps to address pollution issues, courts will step in.

The meeting was attended by top officials of major two-wheeler manufacturers, including Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj, TVS Motor Co Chairman Venu Srinivasan, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) President & CEO Minoru Kato along with SIAM Director-General Vishnu Mathur, and Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) Director General Vinnie Mehta, among others.

Hurdles to be overcomed
At the meeting, a senior government official said that without a policy and road map, the transition to EVs cannot happen. Policies cannot be kept fuzzy. 

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The official further said India has already missed the electronics revolution and semi-conductor revolution, therefore it should not miss the electric mobility revolution.

If established players do not do, the official further said start-ups will do. It has happened in China already. The official, however, said the government does not want to thrust it upon the industry.

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