The Maharashtra Government announced its Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy on July 15, 2021, with the aim of having 10% of all new vehicles be EV by 2025. It is touted as a way of addressing concerns over rising air pollution.
The policy suggests strong demand- and supply-side measures to increase the Battery EV penetration in the state, unlike Delhi which is focussing only on demand-side measures. It aims to realise 25% electrification of public transport in six targeted urban agglomerations- Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Amravati and Nashik. It also aims at making 25% of the urban vehicles operated by aggregators and operators to be EV by 2025.
Maharashtra has identified 4 reasons hindering the adoption of EVs.
- High prices
- Lack of products
- Inadequate charging infrastructure and non-uniform charging equipment.
- Lack of awareness of EVs
Do you agree with these reasons? What is hindering people to switch to EVs?