According to a recent survey by global financial services company UBS predicts electric vehicle (Vidyut Vahan) is sold at the rate of 1:6 ratio means every sixth car is electric by 2025.
In India, the automobile sector is the main factor in driving economic growth. In the year 2017 more than 25 million vehicles were produced including passenger, commercial and two-wheelers also, it is 5.41% more than the previous fiscal year. However, it is the main reason for pollution, because of that our country is shrouded by smog in every winter. In India, pollution is the biggest problem, now the Indian government takes strong steps by switching all cars to electric cars by 2030. In India despite so many hurdles and challenges, electric vehicles (Vidyut Vahan) are gaining steadily, thanks for the favorable role play of government and international brands like Honda, Suzuki, Ford, Volvo. The first global tender for supplying 10000 electric cars to government-run Essl.
Now we are going to discuss the problem of electric vehicle owners.
Infrastructure for Charging:- Fast-charging stations are not available in India, and even electric charging stations are not available everywhere in India.
Electricity Production:- In India, we have some issues regarding power supply, in outskirts of any city and rural areas we have to face the problem of power supply power cuts may vary from 1 to 4 hour long. You cannot charge electric vehicles in a couple of minutes.so that you are unable to take this care at those places where electricity is not available.
The problem of Waiting:- In nowadays people do not like waiting but electric vehicle takes some time to charge an electric, definitely people want electric vehicles but they want them as great as conventional vehicles stylish, easy to recharge and last but not the least powerful also.
What are the steps taken by the government to increase the number of electric vehicles on Indian roads?
In a recent survey, the road transport minister Nitin Gadkari ordered automakers to focus its resources on producing and developing electric vehicles only. The government wants Indian roads to be pollution free and filled with electric vehicles by 2030. The union budget 2018 has allocated $40.5 million budget for the development of electric vehicles.
- They will also create 55000 jobs.
- The government has also lowered the tax rate just 12% as compared to 28% that is charged on diesel and petrol.
- Maruti Suzuki has invested 1200 crores to set up a new plant that will manufacture lithium-ion – batteries.
The government has to take the strong steps to install the charging points and stations with multiple points for electric vehicles. This task requires big funding and serious steps should be taken to complete this task. Without the installation of these stations consumer will not invest in the electric vehicle because charging is the main problem of the electric vehicle and it should be easy and convenient.
A big step for encouraging electric India is taken by the government of Karnataka, last September govt. Offered car manufacturers to set up a plant in the state that would manufacture electric vehicles (Vidyut Vahan) and energy storage policy. They are ready to provide all infrastructure and manufacturing zone along with the establishment of charging infrastructure.