“Such unrealistic expectations and policies would only adversely affect the world’s number one two/three-wheeler industry but may not help in making EVs acceptable to the customer and the market,” Wadhera said.



Following the government’s proposal banning sales of non-electric three wheelers by 2023 and two-wheelers of less than 150cc by 2025, auto industry body SIAM on Sunday opposed the idea, terming it as impractical and untimely.
Society of Indian Automobile Association (SIAM) president Rajan Wadhera said the government’s ambition needs to be tempered with a practical approach without needlessly disrupting the automotive industry.

“Such unrealistic expectations and policies would only adversely affect the world’s number one two/three-wheeler industry but may not help in making EVs acceptable to the customer and the market,” Wadhera said. The ministry of road and transport is reportedly in consultations with NITI Aayog and other stakeholders proposing that all three-wheelers and all two-wheelers below 150cc will need to go electric by 2023 and 2025, respectively.



A steering committee headed by NITI Aayog chief executive Amitabh Kant has in its report laid out a road map.
Wadhera pointed out that the auto industry is already leapfrogging to BS-VI emission norms in the shortest time-frame ever with investments of close to Rs 80,000 crore.

And even before this investment is recovered, added Wadhera, the government is planning another impractical regulation. “In the current scenario, any policy to accelerate the transition to EVs would lead to a policy-induced disruption which could result in significant damage to the auto industry,” he added.

SOURCEwww.financialexpress.com
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5 COMMENTS

  1. The use of e vehicles and banning them will save a lot of foreign exchange outgo for imported petro products .. seems a good move for overall environment protection and less cost of travel for common man

  2. All these rules are useless unless strict laws are enforced and accountability of the law enforcement agencies to be fixed. There is a rule no vehicle more than 15 years old ply on the roads but no implementation only some law abiding people follow and regret thereafter. The work need to be clear obstacles on foot paths and roads. Multiple agencies passing blame on another as there is no accountability and people are suffering. Last two decades of corruption and decisions of vested interests policies needs to reopen master plans of big metropolitan cities and check the major deviations and correct them to facilitate ease of people.

  3. TWO YEARS are MORE THAN Suffucient to bring in NEW TECHNOLOGY & CHANGE PRODUCT LINE …. Let our HUGE CRUDE OIL IMPORT Bill Reduce DRASTICALLY ….. LET People travel at lesser cost … PLEASE COOPERATE With Govt thoughts for ALL above benefits …. ACHARYA, 09449323720

  4. WE SHOULD RECYCLE AND REPAIR OLD CARS TO REDUCE CARBON FOOTRINT
    A NEW CAR AND CONSUMERISM FOR NEW BURDENS THE ENVIRONMENT
    AUTO INDUSTRY CAN REININVENT BY RECYCLING AND SERVICE OF OLD CARS
    WHY SELLING NEW CARS A TOP PRIORITY ???
    MORE CARS YOU MANUFACTURE MORE THE ENVIRONMENT GETS POLLUTED
    IF THE CAR HAS
    1) NEW TYRES
    2) NEW LIGHTS
    3) UNBROKEN DASH BOARD
    4) NON ACCIDENTAL BODY
    5) COMFORTABLE SEATS
    6) CLEAR FRONT AND REAR WINDSHEILD
    7) ALL OTHER PARTS THAT DO NOT ADD TO POLLUTION
    THEN EITHER THEY CAN BE CONVERTED TO ELECTRICAL OR BE
    ALLOWED TO CHANGE LATEST COMPLIENT ENGINE ONLY
    WHY THE CARBON FOOTPRINT IS FORCED TO THE CONSUMER FOR THE ABOVE 7 AND MORE BODY PARTS THAT ARE IN GOOD CONDITION
    PRIORITY IS NOT TO FORCE A NEW CAR AND THRUST TO THE CONSUMER TO AID AUTO INDUSTRY AND BANKING FINANCE AGENCIES
    PRIORITY IS TO SAVE THE PLANET EARTH BY CUTTING DOWN ON NECESSARY CONSUMERISM AND OPTOMISING
    NOT DUPLICATING AND SELLING AND SELLING THE ITEMS AGAIN AND AGAIN BY POLLUTING AGAIN AND AGAIN

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