Is India ready for Electric Vehicles?

Is India ready for Electric Vehicles?

Is India ready for Electric Vehicles?

What are Electric Vehicles?

  • Use one or more electric motors for propulsion.
  • Have a battery that is charged through an electric supply.
  • Stored electric energy is used to power the electric motor.

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  • Electric Trucks
  • Electric Buses
  • Electric Bikes
  • Electric Trains
  • Electric Scooters

Electric Vehicles: A Necessity

  • With alarming pollution levels and increasing petrol prices, switching to EVs is no longer an option. It is a necessity for India.
  • We need cleaner air and EV is the solution.

But can India undergo a transition from conventional cars to environmentally friendly Electric vehicles? Let’s find out!


  • Petrol and diesel loot will not affect you
  • Very beneficial for the environment
  • Helps in fighting against climate change

Some of the countries leading the race for EVs are –

  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Denmark

Norway is at the top: Fact – In 2020, out of all new cars sold in Norway, 74% of them were electric cars. This is a world record and 2/3rd of the cars being sold in Norway are Electric Cars.

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Benefits of Electric Vehicles

  • Cost-Effective
  • Environment friendly
  • Energy Security
  • Less maintenance
  • Reduction in noise pollution

Steps were taken by the Government of India

  • FAME(Faster Adoption and manufacturing of Electric Vehicles)
    • Incentives of money/cash will be given to people if they buy electric vehicles.
  • Reduction in GST
    • GST Imposed on electric vehicles was reduced from 12% to 5% in August 2019 which is a commendable action.

In 2017, GOI announced that by 2030, all cars being driven in the country will be electric cars. Later they said that 30% of the total vehicles will be EVs to make it more realistic.


  • It’s a good thing to switch to EVs, as it is an environment-friendly option but the government should ensure that the transition will be smooth.
  • We will not have to rely completely on foreign countries for petrol and diesel and will be a step towards Self Reliant India.


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