Catalysing the Market Transformation of Electric Two-Wheelers in India
Electric two-wheelers are poised to become the primary clean mobility alternative, and efforts to facilitate their adoption must be prioritised. There is an imminent need to address the critical barriers in their value chains. Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) and International Copper Association India (ICA India) have collaborated on this whitepaper to identify the critical issues for facilitating the increased adoption of electric two-wheelers in India. For the whitepaper, a consumer perception consultation was conducted with electric vehicle (EV) users and internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle owners, as well as an overview of electric two-wheeler technology classification and, a review of national and state-level policies and schemes. AEEE and ICA India also carried out stakeholder consultations on various topics impacting electric two-wheeler adoption.
The recommendations presented in the whitepaper focus on topics ranging from consumer perceptions and demand incentives to addressing product issues such as awareness, servicing, safety, and other related areas. The recommendations comprise important aspects of the EV ecosystem, such as batteries, charging, financing, and manufacturing, as well as addressing the gaps in existing schemes and policies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and servicing entities. The market transformation for electric two-wheelers in India will require the stakeholders in the EV ecosystem to further deliberate and implement strategies in line with the recommendations presented in the whitepaper.