Catalysing The Market Transformation Of Electric Two-wheelers In India

Electric two-wheelers are poised to become the primary clean mobility alternative, and efforts to facilitate their adoption must be prioritized. There is an imminent need to address the key barriers in their value chains. International Copper Association (ICA) and Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE) has collaborated on this

whitepaper to identify the key issues for facilitating increased adoption of electric two-wheelers in India. The objective of the proposed whitepaper is to identify pathways to pave the way for a market transformation for electric two-wheelers in India.

For the whitepaper, a consumer survey was conducted with electric vehicle (EV) users and internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle owners, as well as an overview of electric two-wheeler technology classification and, a review of national and state-level policies and schemes. AEEE also carried out stakeholder consultations on a range of topics impacting electric two-wheeler adoption.

Chapter 2 provides an overview of the electric two-wheeler models available in the Indian market and the current trends in the electric two-wheeler segment in terms of the vehicle category (L1 and L2), battery chemistry, and capacity.

Chapter 3 presents the main findings from the consumer survey, which was designed to identify the key challenges, concerns, and expectations of consumers related to electric two-wheelers in India.

Chapter 4 provides an overview of the schemes and policies related to electric vehicles at the national level. In addition, the chapter reviews the provisions for electric two-wheelers in state EV policies and provides a summary of the developments of tenders and proposals and other efforts such as the Accelerated e-Mobility Revolution for India’s Transportation (e-AMRIT) portal.

Chapter 5 presents the summaries of and key takeaways from the stakeholder sessions conducted as part of this research.

Chapter 6 provides recommendations aimed at addressing the barriers to electric two-wheeler adoption in India.

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