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Auto industry yet to submit study to Niti Aayog on EV transition

Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran had also stated that migration to EVs needs to be planned to ensure that the entire ecosystem is ready through a multi-year road map.

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The automobile industry is yet to submit its report on road map to transition two- and three-wheelers to full electric vehicles, according to a senior government official.

At a meeting with industry representatives in June last year, the Niti Aayog had asked the industry to come back within two weeks with concrete steps towards the transition but manufacturers had stated they would need a minimum of four months to work on the same. Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor, and Honda have opposed the Niti Aayog’s plan to push for 100 per cent electric vehicles by completely banning conventional two- and three-wheelers.

Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran had also stated that migration to EVs needs to be planned to ensure that the entire ecosystem is ready through a multi-year road map. "At the meeting in June, for concrete steps towards the transition to electric vehicles, the had said that they will get a study done by an external agency and the recommendations will be shared with the government in four months.

First Published: Thu, January 02 2020. 22:01 IST