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Despite EV hype, will India be the last major economy to ditch auto fuels?

There are over 3 million CNG-fuelled vehicles registered in India

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Electric Vehicles | Petrol-diesel prices | diesel

S Dinakar  |  New Delhi 

fuel
EVs will struggle to gain tra­c­tion in the absence of dema­nd-side incentives

On a smog-filled Mond­ay, a colleague hailed a cab. The chirpy, middle-aged driver enquired if she owned a car, and, if so, was it an electric vehicle (EV). On hearing that it was an old vehicle, he suggested that she opt for an EV. The colleague, a slow adopter of new technologies, wondered if EVs would be a smart investment given the lack of infrastructure. But the driver opined that EVs would multiply, led by a proliferation of charging outlets.

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First Published: Thu, December 16 2021. 06:01 IST