Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular worldwide, and India is no exception. With the government's push towards EVs and the increasing awareness of the benefits of electric mobility, there has been a significant increase in the adoption of EVs in India. However, the question remains, is India EV ready? To answer this question, let us first look at the current state of EV adoption in India.
According to a report by the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), India sold over 143,000 EVs in FY 2020-21, a significant increase from the previous year's sales of around 3,400 units. However, this number is still very low compared to the total number of vehicles sold in India, which is expected to be around 2.4 million units in FY 2021-22. One of the major reasons for the slow adoption of EVs in India is the lack of charging infrastructure. While the government has announced various schemes to promote EV charging infrastructure, the progress has been slow.
Do you know? One person dies every four minutes in road injuries in India, according to figuwres surveyed by a research working on safer roads. Approximating the price of such accidents at Rs 3.8 lakh crore or 3% of the GDP, the Researchers, 'Indians for Road Safety' further said that the number may rise to one death in three minutes by 2020.
Risk Factors of Driving
Rather than technical, its human factor that plays a role considerably to increasing number of street injuries in India. Drunken driving, over boosting, rejection to follow traffic rules, and reckless driving are significant reasons for street injuries. Drunken driving is one of the reasons for road traffic accidents especially among commercial vehicle motorists on roadways. Data shows drunken driving to be responsible for 70% of street deaths in Delhi and Mumbai. The danger of being involved in an accident improves considerably
As we all know India is facing an issue nowadays which is very miserable in the absence of enough vehicle parking space. With the family members getting more compact and the count of automobiles going above the count of leads per members of the family, the vehicle parking scenario is agonizingly dropping short of the current requirements in the nation. The scenario is such that on any given working day roughly 40% of the streets in city India are taken up for just vehicle parking the spaces. The problem has been amplified by the fact that nowadays even people from the low-income group are able to manage to afford a car.
With the high percentage of vehicle ownership in India, parking has become a conflicting and confusing situation for the people. Whether at an airport, bus stations and shopping centers, problems with parking are an everyday occurrence. Shortage of sufficient parking can hurt local business