The recession may not have impacted sale of electric two-wheelers much, but the industry is calling for the government to place curbs on conventional two-wheelers to create awareness about their products.
“We have to emulate the example of China where conventional internal combustion engine powered two wheelers were banned completely in 67 cities which led to a huge demand for electric two-wheelers," said Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric. "We don’t want something that dramatic but some places with high pollution levels can easily be restricted."
"We are still atleast 20 per cent over priced than our customer expectations. That is why we need these subsidies and tax incentives," said Deba Ghoshal, Director (Marketing), Ultra Motors. "Already post the 15 per cent subsidy in Delhi, sales have picked up phenomenally here."