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Govt refuses to budge on electric vehicle deadline for 2- and 3-wheelers

The start-ups said unless India had size and scale in EVs, it would miss the worldwide e-mobility revolution

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The government has refused to relent on the deadlines it has given two- and three-wheelers for running on batteries. The deadline for three-wheelers is 2023, and that for two-wheelers having up to a 150-cc engine is 2025. Industry executives who attended a high-powered meeting said the NITI Aayog had refused to extend the deadline and asked them to submit a road map on the proposal of transition in two weeks. Makers of electric vehicles (EVs) and officials of the NITI Aayog and the government took part in the meeting. The government is firm that extending the ...