The government is reportedly working on a fresh policy for promotion of electric vehicles. According to reports the policy will be rolled out initially on a smaller scale, this will help in ensuring smoother transition and better cooperation from the automobile sector.
The policy is likely to be announced at a global e-mobility summit which will be inaugurated by PM Modi on September 7.
ET reports that government will first begin creating favourable ecosystems in nine polluted cities with a population of over four million
According to the publication, government is also considering throwing a 100-day global challenge to automakers. The challenge will be of setting up manufacturing facilities for electric vehicles, batteries and charging infrastructure in India.
Government has already started consulting with industry bodies, including the CII, FICCI and auto makers on five aspects.
Five aspects include
- Challenges and support required for electric vehicles manufacturing,
- Battery manufacturing
- Setting up charging infrastructure
- Promoting electric vehicles in commercial fleet
- Role of renewable energy in electric mobility