You should have heard a lot about electric vehicles but there are fewer chances that you actually have one. There are a lot of Petrol and Diesel cars available in India which leads to pollution such as air pollution, noise pollution. The electric vehicles are very important to avoid these types of pollutions but there are only a few electric vehicles available in Indian market such as Mahindra e2o, e-Verito, Tata Tigor electric, etc so we don’t have many options if we want to buy an electric vehicle. India government has given a statement that by the year of 2030, all vehicles in India will be electric vehicles.
India is not the first country to announce this statement, Norvey already has given a statement that they will bring electric cars by the year of 2025. Norvey is a small country but still, they have more than 1 lakhs of electric cars running in their county so that’s a good thing for them. In India, it is difficult to achieve this because of lack of power station and even the electric cars available in India does not have the high range of batteries and the car takes too much time to charge. The Mahindra e2o takes about 8 hours to be fully charged and after that, it can go up to 100km on a single charge. India uses charcoal to generate electricity so indirectly it will lead to air pollution but The government also trying to generate 60% of electricity from natural resources like wind, solar power, etc.
What changes are necessary to increase the potential of electric vehicles in India
The big companies like Tesla, Jaguar, Faraday future, etc. who develop electric car should approach towards an Indian market. Tesla is coming to India with their new Model 3 but they still have not started the production of right-handed vehicles, they will start producing it from 2019 but they have not told that when it is coming in India. The Jaguar has their newly launched Jaguar I-PACE which has good battery range and even that vehicle supports fast charging. Faraday future is still in initial position so it will take time to hit the Indian market. The good thing about these vehicles has the good battery range and fast charging capabilities. If Indian brands like Mahindra, Tata produce a car with these capabilities their cars will sell in the great amount.
Another thing is in India, we don’t have much electric power station to charge the vehicle so companies should have their own power station with fast charging capabilities and if power station uses solar power, then it will be better for the environment. Power station should be in city so that people can go for the long tour in an electric car. Though the electric cars are expensive than normal car government should have given some subsidy on these cars.
Electric cars available in India
- Mahindra e2o-
Driving Range- 140km.
Charge Time- 1hr 35 min with fast charger (require 3 phase connection).
2. Mahindra eVerito-
Driving Range- 140km.
Charge Time- 1hr 30 min with fast charger (require 3 phase connection).
This was our thoughts on the potential of electric vehicles in India, let us know what you thought about the electric vehicle in the comment section below.