A popular way to encourage sales of Electric Vehicles and reduce the incentive to buy petrol and diesel vehicles is to impose additional taxes and levies on ICE engine vehicles and provide the money from these taxes as a subsidy to the EVs. This policy has been followed in some nations such as France to […]

India has been making a lot of noise about Electric Vehicles over the past two years as this new technology has the potential of reducing and even eliminating the country’s biggest vulnerability – more than a hundred billion dollars in oil imports every year. India is highly susceptible to the price of crude oil as […]

e-garbage Trucks The world is moving at a fast pace with technology disrupting the mainstay industries. Yes, you guessed it right, I am talking about the automotive industry here. Trends like shared commuting and automation are set to change the way our good old automotive industry worked. Driverless cars are already being tested on roads […]

Feebate – Electric Cars India Feebate (Fee and rebate) is a model where charges and rebates are levied to promote environment-friendly practices. Recently Niti Aayog, the government think tank floated the idea of adopting the feebate structure to encourage electric vehicles in India. As per this system, charges will be levied on polluting vehicles and a reward will […]

E-scooters and electric bikes are all the rage around the world. They are cheap, fun and easy to ride. They don’t cause congestions and their carbon footprint is much less than an average car. So, why isn’t everyone ditching their cars for e-scooters? Automobiles have their place, obviously. You don’t want to ride your bike […]

Why e-cars have failed to gain momentum in India Electric car sales plunged 40% so far in FY18, despite government’s efforts to electrify the Indian fleet. Sales of electric car declined by 1200 units y/y in FY18. There are many factors which have led to a poor adoption rate of electric cars in India. The […]