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Small Indian towns overtaking big cities on EV ride, shows report

Top three e2W consuming states saw towns with sub-million population accounting for majority of sales--56% in Maharashtra, 75% in Karnataka and 78% in Tamil Nadu

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Shine JacobShally Seth Mohile Chennai/Mumbai
Of all the news about electric two-wheelers catching fire over the last month, only one has come from Chennai. All the other incidents occurred in smaller towns. It is places such as Warangal, Coimbatore, Trichy and Nizamabad that have seen multiple incidents of electric two-wheelers going up in flames and stoking concerns about the safety of their lithium-ion batteries.
Data from the Council on Energy, Environment and Water tells us why. In the country’s biggest electric two-wheeler buying states, towns with less than a million people accounted for the majority of the sales: 56 per cent in Maharashtra, 75 per cent

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First Published: Apr 26 2022 | 6:39 PM IST

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