India’s ARAI Developing New Technology To Convert Old Petrol Auto-Rickshaws To Electric.
Seeing the colossal size of Indian auto industry, Rashmi Hemant Urdhwareshe, Director of Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) said that the government’s target of achieving 30 per cent electrification of the entire fleet by 2030 seems difficult. India currently sells close to 25 million vehicles with large share held by two-wheelers.
In an interview with ETAuto during SIAT Conference, she said that there is a dearth of infrastructure and acceptability for this new mobility technology and working on these two will only help in increasing the penetration faster.
“Under the current circumstances attaining 30 per cent electrification in new car sales by 2030 seems a difficult task. Penetration of electric vehicles is not governed by technology rather it requires proper infrastructure and market acceptability” she said.
She further said that EV ecosystem can only be created by means of regulations where stakeholders have to work together with ARAI to develop the required ingredients needed for expansion.
“If serious development of EVs has to take place, I think not just ARAI as a testing house but all the stakeholders have to work on the development of requisite material, components, recyclability and skill sets to handle the new types of powertrains,” she added.
“As private and personalise mobility depends on government to set up infrastructure, electrification of this segment will take a little longer and that is also a lower priority as of now. The low hanging fruits in this regard are buses and three-wheelers,” she added.
In an interview with ETAuto during SIAT Conference, she said that there is a dearth of infrastructure and acceptability for this new mobility technology and working on these two will only help in increasing the penetration faster.India’s ARAI Developing New Technology To Convert Old Petrol Auto-Rickshaws To Electric.(Agencies)