India gets its act together on EVs, the roadblock is in supporting tech

While the govt and NITI Aayog have done much groundwork on technologies like AI, IoT and analytics, the hitch lies in execution

Automakers run into collision with Centre's electric vehicle plan

As the government promotes solutions for critical policy problems in technology, its intention is driven by global developments and success models. While the electric vehicle push in India stands to benefit from established ecosystems around the world, emerging technologies are still a race that India can hope to compete well in. The government's push on creating an enabling infrastructure for electric vehicles is hard to miss. From providing customs duty exemptions on lithium-ion cells to incentivising buyers of electric vehicles, the recent Budget has transformed EVs into a ...