According to a senior official from one of the ministries involved in formulating rules and regulations for electric mobility, both models failed to run even 80-82km on a single charge within city limits. Battery capacity was not up to the mark, compared to global standards, the official added, requesting anonymity.
India needs to use this opportunity to step up the game. Government support is critical.
“Since it is a new technology, we wanted to gain confidence on our products before delivering it to our clients,” an EESL spokesperson said. “We will be deploying about 200-250 electric vehicles by mid-July. The conditions of the second tender are being re-evaluated and will be released soon. EESL will continue to enable more energy and fuel savings by creating a robust market for e-mobility in India.”
On top of that, government officials get huge sums as car fuel allowance. If they take these vehicles, they cannot claim fuel expenses,” said the executive, requesting anonymity.
Lets do more.