UP, Bihar Beats Maharashtra, Delhi In Electric Vehicles Sale! Highest EV Sales In These States

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Karnataka were the top three states in terms of Electric Vehicle sales in FY21
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Karnataka were the top three states in terms of Electric Vehicle sales in FY21

India’s electric vehicle sales are on the mend, as the country tries to meet the FAME II deadline of adding 10 lakh electric two-wheelers to the roads by March 2022. But these top three states in terms of EV sales in FY21 are contributing well.

The Top Three States In Terms Of Electric Vehicle Sales

The electric vehicle market saw 1.35 lakh units sold in the previous fiscal year (2020-21). According to a new report by the CEEW Centre for Energy Finance (CEEW-CEF), an initiative of Asia’s leading think tank, the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Karnataka were the top three states in terms of EV sales in FY21, said Meghna Nair, analyst, CEEW-CEF. 

“Uttar Pradesh alone contributed 23% of the country’s sales, with 31,584 EVs sold in FY21. The top 10 states together made 88% of all EVs sold in India. Tripura, however, leads with the highest share of EVs per 1,000 internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, with 52 EVs sold for every 1,000 ICE vehicles in FY21,” Nair said.

According to the survey, two-wheeler and three-wheeler EVs accounted for nearly 96% of all sales during this period. Three-wheeler EVs accounted for roughly 65 per cent of all EV registrations.

Over the same period, two-wheeler EVs accounted for roughly 30% of all EV registrations. It should be noted that only two-wheeler EVs with speeds greater than or equal to 25 kmph were sold during this period.

Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, CEEW, said, “Electric mobility is poised to be at the forefront of India’s green recovery. In the coming years, the Central and state governments need to reduce uncertainty by rolling out detailed and clear long-term policies. Further, targeted efforts are needed to solve critical challenges such as higher upfront cost of EVs, lack of end-user financing, consumer’s range anxiety, and inaccessible charging. The CEEW-CEF dashboard provides key information of over 600 public charging stations in the country.”

According to the survey, electric vehicle registrations accounted for 0.88 per cent of all vehicle registrations in India during the time, the highest percentage ever. India has introduced over 6.38 lakh electric vehicles to the road since 2011-12.

Should Focus On The EV Charging Station And Awareness Campaign

According to the CEEW-CEF survey, the FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles) in India scheme has only achieved 4.25 per cent of its sales goals so far.

One of the main roadblocks, according to the agency, is that consumers are unaware of the benefits available, such as user discounts and substantial exemptions from road tax and registration fees.

The charging infrastructure is another critical feature of electric mobility that has remained a source of concern for all. According to the CEEW-CEF survey, India still has fewer than a thousand electric vehicle charging stations.

With 433 public charging stations, Andhra Pradesh leads the other states. Telangana comes in second with 160 public EV charging stations, followed by Karnataka with 126. With just 78 public EV charging stations, Delhi ranks fourth.

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