Is India ready for Electric Vehicles?

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Prajakt Vijaykumar Aute said: (Feb 9, 2019)  
I think it will be great initiative but when we think deeply about the electric cars we will find that petrols car are much better the EV because in now situation we are mostly generating energy by thermal power plant and this seems that we are creating pollution because T.P.P runs by coals and gases and this makes pollution. So, as we will use EV then we will consume more energy and get polluted to environment. So it's good to us electric cars but, when we will produce pollution free energy like nuclear power and hydroelectric power because it is in less amount in India.

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Mithi said: (Feb 2, 2019)  
Hey friends.

I think it will be the best initiative if India will have electric vehicles and ban patrol vehicles. And as Shanmu said electric vehicles are 100% eco friendly.

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Preethi said: (Jan 29, 2019)  
No, India is not ready for electric vehicles, because proper electricity work stations is not available in India. People must be literates fully. Advanced technologies be taken, everyone should aware of them.

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Shalini said: (Jan 13, 2019)  
No. India is not ready for EV because in many cities there is no charging station everywhere. So this is not used in India.

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Akash Thapa said: (Dec 30, 2018)  
As we accept that today the price of petrol and pollution increase day by day but the mileage and power give to the engine only by petrol. Which is not given by electric vehicles. Today petrol pump available every where and takes very short time to fill petrol tank of the vehicle. But electric vehicles takes lots of time to recharge. Some time it's seen that electric vehicle are fail to pick more than 6 people due to bad engin quality. And the speed of electric vehicles also a problem for those who want to reach their destination very soon. Now most of the people prefare petrol vehicle rather than EV.

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Ritu said: (Dec 19, 2018)  
India have thinking on that electrical vehicles. Because in our India electricity power are not available every where. But we can provide the charging system to vehicles same like as mobile. So people can be use vehicle hole day.

Because in our India the petrol rate and diesel rates are increasing day to day. And also pollution are increasing.

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Prem Khatik said: (Dec 16, 2018)  
Yes, I think India is ready for EV because the pollution in the metro cities is increasing day by day. The price of petrol and diesel is increasing day by day and for this, we have to use EV. As my friend said that charging station is required so the government is planning for this.

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Krishna said: (Dec 14, 2018)  
Hello friends,

Myself Bhargav.

I think India is still in the preparation stage for electric vehicles because.

1. The electric charging stations are not available everywhere in India except for the metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru and recently in the upcoming capital Amaravathi by KIA motors. Due to this fact they are not preferable for long distance drives.

2. Initial cost, battery cost, less no of sources for batteries, time for charging are making people not to prefer electric vehicle.

3. In order to reduce pollution in many metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai etc and make eco-friendly.

4. The government has also launched schemes like FAME (faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles) I & II and sanctioned a huge sum of amount for the development of hybrid and electric vehicles by providing subsidies on electric vehicles.

5. Private organizations like Mahindra and Mahindra has also stepped forward by introducing the electric versions like Reva, e2o and by constructing many electric charging stations in the major cities.

6. Recently ola, an online cab booking service has also launched its electric vehicle project in Nagpur in collaboration with Mahindra, as a part of its mission electric programme.

7. Some private organizations are forming partnerships like Mahindra and ford, Suzuki and Toyota to make electric mobility solutions available at an affordable for the Indian consumers.


Electric vehicles in India are still in the developing stage which is being promoted by the government as well as the original equipment manufacturers (automotive industry) in order to make the eco-friendly environment and cost-effective journey for the passengers.

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Pravin said: (Dec 2, 2018)  
Hi everyone, I have read most of the opinion suggesting that India is not ready for EV because it requires large time to charge and more space for charging stations. But the EV has more advantages that overcome its disadvantages. Yes, it will take time to fully convert to EV but initiative must be required not all over the country but in heritage sites and metro cities. It will come as a start to reduce pollution and other environmental impacts of fossile fuel based vehicles.

Thank you.

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Parth said: (Nov 24, 2018)  
The country is not ready for an electric vehicle as in India people don't have proper space to walk on roads where the govt will build the charging stations?

As it takes 5-6 hours of charging for the long distance of travelling it would be much wastage of time. This project for India is on the thinking stage the implementation could take more 10-15years.

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Rahul said: (Nov 3, 2018)  
My answer would be yes. Because population and pollution of India are increasing day by day. Price of petrol and diesel is also increasing day by day. We need to solve these problems by accepting the electric vehicles in our country. We know that it's initial cost is high but it's running cost is very low as compared to petrol or diesel vehicles. Torque t6 is the best ever bike in India and it is the fastest bike in the world, only the cost is high but we can afford this, it's price is only 1.5 lacks rupees. So electric vehicles are the future technology of our country and we have to accept it before time.

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Ankit said: (Oct 30, 2018)  
According to me, there is a lot of hope. Reasons are as follows.

1. I see a lot of tuk-tuk three wheelers electric rikshaw out in the city. These vehicles are profitable to run as passanger vehicle.

2. We have a lot of electric vehicle charging stations. And the slow charging issue is being resolved by fast charging technologies.

3. We belong to such a country that never stops before any sudden change. We are habituated to accept changes in every field. Then I must say, that other issues will also be resolved if electrical vehicles are promoted.

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Akansha said: (Oct 23, 2018)  
No, it's not.

Although electric vehicles are 100 percent eco friendly. They do not emit any harmful gas and is good for environment. It reduces pollution. It is a good idea to introduce electric vehicles in India but India is not ready for this major change and there are many reasons regarding this.

First of all, electric vehicles need large charging stations which is difficult to build at every place of the country. Building charging stations need a lot of space, in India, even now many people don't have a safe place to live so our government should for this cause first. Second reason is that for every 200 km electric vehicles require 5 to 6 hours of charging. So for traveling long distances electric vehicles are not preferred. Even it's speed is also not so high. And if someone is getting late than they will surely not prefer this. Even many areas of our country are still not so developed. They do not have proper electricity supply, in that case charging of vehicle will be a major issue.

So, before installing electric vehicles there is a lot to be done. Only then we can say that India is fully ready for electric vehicles.

Thank you.

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Chaitanya Narkhede said: (Oct 21, 2018)  
Many reasons have been stated before this post, but I disagree with some of them as I don't think that India is ready for electric vehicles. Some of my friends have stated that because of the population we should move to EVs, but there are many other constraints too that matter a lot like do we have the proper infrastructure like charging points for these vehicles. If it will be planned that the charging stations will be made, then do we have that much area because there are many people in India who still don't have a place to live, the shelter for them. First-of-all, the Indian govt should facilitate them, and then think of EVs until then we can rely on CNGs which is a good option as per the present scenario and also we have CNG filling stations which ready to use.

Another reason why we should not go for EVs is that India is a developing country, so its citizens need speed which these EVs are not able to fulfil. They (public transport EVs) run max at the speed of 45kmph which is not enough. These vehicles need proper maintenance whereas nowadays, various brands are launching vehicles that need minimum maintenance. Also, EVs need minimum 3-4 hrs to charge and also they get discharged after every 200 km. So it's not a deal of profit or any kind of benefit.

So, from my point of view, India is not ready for EVs.


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Swapnil Survase said: (Oct 5, 2018)  
According to my opinion, India is Ready for EV. Because it is a right time because day by day price of petrol and diesel increases and it is not good for the environment due to an increase in pollution. But the second side is that we have to increase charging station like and use more available solar energy. And everyone has supported him. It will some time but at one day will proud on it. Thank you.

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Hanuman Singh said: (Sep 26, 2018)  
According to me, India is not ready for EV because they think that it is a game and use it in a bad way. They drive fast, waste petrol and diesel, create pollution, create an accident, doing traffic jam, and waste people's time who are going to job. So people are not ready for it.

If it is used in the right way, then it will be helpful.

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Diksha said: (Sep 23, 2018)  
Hi friends,

I am Diksha.

EV in India is not a good idea because these cover the minimum distance and charging 5to6 hour. Waste the lighting Bill and not satisfied.

I know patrol rate day by day increase but if we are going anywhere and the battery discharge, so we can't do anything but patrol, finished I can fill the tank any petrol pump.

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Ravi Ranjan Kumar said: (Sep 21, 2018)  
Yes, it's right time for India to develop EV as we all know Price of petrol and diesel is increasing day by day and we have no control on it so why to depend on other countries, Develop EV station to charge it and India is surplus in electricity and solar energy. It will make us get rid of pollution, noise and global warming etc.

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Payal said: (Sep 8, 2018)  
India is preparing for electric vehicles. It has been said that by 2030, 30% of the vehicles running on the road will be electric vehicles. Electric vehicles will help in reducing pollution, oil bill that the country has and generating employment. Though the infrastructure required for these vehicles is still being made like charging stations. Since, this is a new project so the cost is very high. Government has launched a scheme called FAME to allow subsidy on various things required for EVs. So, the country not yet ready but is preparing for EVs.

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Anomi said: (Sep 5, 2018)  
Ofcourse, India is ready for electrical vehicles. They may be costly but the main advantage is that there will be no pollution as compared to vehicles that runs on fuel. Due to pollution we have health problems, climate change problems etc. Most important thing is to save this earth from this dangerous effect of pollution, for that we need to introduce electrical vehicles.

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Shubam Gupta said: (Aug 23, 2018)  
Hellow friends, I'm Shubam.

In my opinion, it is right to say that still, India is not ready for accepting EV. As we know all vehicles like needs fuel anyhow after a certain required time. With fuel vehicles are nothing. In case of gasoline vehicles or gas vehicles, there are petrol pumps or Gas pumps (usually LPG) Is available within Kilometers. But for electric vehicles here is nothing not at all. No charging points are available to expect at our homes. If in case we maintain this, then definitely we say that India is ready for Electric vehicles Otherwise it is like as "SHIP WITHOUT RUDDER".

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Himanshu said: (Aug 21, 2018)  
I think India need a high performance electric vehicles as here in India vehicles having off-road feature is very essential, as we all are aware of roads here. So, I think we just not need a simple electric vehicle but at the same time, we need an e-car not to show off other. We need it to make our life reliable.

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Urvi said: (Aug 12, 2018)  
EV, as we know will help a lot in reducing pollution but they are costly & not soo speedy.

Every one requires speed for reaching there destination point earlier. And rich people are not going to drive these vehicles. Poor will do & they don't have much money for it. So when the drawbacks will be removed I think on that point India will be ready for electric vehicles.

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Shreya said: (Aug 11, 2018)  
In my opinion, India is not ready for using electronic vehicles yet. Bcs road is not in a proper condition to use ev. And maintance is also difficult. Cost is also too much hight which is not affordable for everyone. And even if you want to go long digstance. So petrol is easly available. But 6 and 7-hour charging totally difficult for us.

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Abhijit said: (Aug 9, 2018)  
NITI AAYOG is mulling over giving a target to state public transporters to deploy a certain percentage of electric vehicles in their new orders, while it will refrain from coming out with a policy on electric vehicles.

As per an estimate, India at present has 1 to 1.5 lakh electric vehicles and it is projected to grow to about 5 per cent of the total vehicles in the next five years. Of the about 24 million vehicles sold in India in 2017-18, electric vehicles accounted for barely about 1 per cent.

Indian govt sets the deadline for all internal combustion engine by 2030.

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and the government has decided to procure electric cars from manufacturers in India and make them available.

Mahindra was already launched e20plus and eVerito in India.

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Aditya Mahakode said: (Aug 3, 2018)  
According to my point of view.

India is not ready to EVs right now. Because of the cost & certain limitations in transport system. As the cost is high of EVs, people are not aware about the same. The launching models of EVs need to do some improvement for better performance. As we can travel with petrol /diesel vehicle as long much we can due to easy process of filling petrol n diesel while on other side we can't go more than 250 km in single charging time was almost 6-7 hrs even if we replace the batteries the cost and weight of vehicles will goes on increasing.

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Rajesh said: (Aug 2, 2018)  
Hi everyone,

According to me, electric vehicle is needed for everyone because it reduce cost of fuel, avoid noise, and it producted for pollution. So, electric vehicle is good for every people.

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Vishal said: (Aug 1, 2018)  
I didn't think that India is ready for electric vehicles as there is a lot of traffic in India so it's difficult to provide the electric vehicle facilities and as well as the cost of electric vehicles is also high as it runs on electricity it is rather costly than petrol, diesel because you not only drive the vehicle with electricity but you may use other vehicle facilities too or else if you go a long drive then it will cost you so much in your bill that comes from the electric car, so until any good scheme with less money on this electric vehicle will launch we must use the regular petrol, diesel-run vehicles only.

Instead of that, it will reduce the pollution level in the atmosphere and the government will not money afford much on reducing the level of pollution by gadgets.

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Anishka said: (Aug 1, 2018)  
In my point of view, Today's scenario regarding the facilities of road and vehicles, India is not yet ready for running an electric vehicle. As many of the big cities has now turned into the smart cities so by using This technology, It would really be beneficial for our country only when better road with less traffic is maintained. It is one of the best way to reduce pollution as well as it will improve digitalization providing better efficiency in less time.

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Mayank said: (Jul 31, 2018)  
Hello, friends, I'm Mayank.

In my opinion, India is not ready for EV (electric vehicle) As EV require charging centre for charging their battery and it requires a lot of time, whereas petrol filling time is very less, so it will not be easy for people to move to EVs.

As there is no infrastructure (charging centre, EV vehicle maintenance centre etc) in India for EVs it is one of major reason. EVs are not considered good for long distances as they require charging of 5to 6hours after every 200 km drive.

Most important India is already failing in producing EVs and Making them drive on road by providing proper services even in a single city.

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Shanmu said: (Jul 31, 2018)  
Among the world's 20 most polluted cities, India is in 13th position.

So we have to use the Electric Vehicles to change this.

Electric Vehicles are 100 per cent eco-friendly. They do not emit toxic gases or smoke in the environment which leads to global warming and helps to reduce pollution. It requires less maintenance than conventional vehicles as there are fewer fluids to change and fewer moving parts.

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