NITI Aayog had proposed that only electric vehicles (EV) should be sold in India by 2030.
For this, it has called for full electric transition for three-wheelers by 2023 and two-wheelers with an engine capacity less than 150 CC by 2025.
It has asked two-wheeler and three-wheeler companies to come up with concrete steps towards the transition to electric mobility and gave them a two weeks notice to submit their plans.
However, this decision has caused a furore among leading auto industry players. TVS, Hero MotoCorp and Bajaj Auto— have raised concerns on this transition.
They have reportedly argued that targeting “two- and three-wheelers but not cars makes it an incomplete initiative. Two-wheeler contribute to 20% of automotive pollution.”
Hero MotoCorp said it was “deeply concerned by the potential repercussions of NITI Aayog’s approach of completely banning two-wheelers of up to 150cc that are powered by Internal Combustion Engines”.
This is a PTI News-Feed