No green light for India’s electric dreams
With no clear government support, the push towards electric mobility is being driven by personal choice. Is that good enough?
New Delhi: In the midst of skyrocketing petrol and diesel prices, it might seem as if 29-year-old New Delhi-based businessman Himanshu Mahajan, who zooms around in his electric hatchback Mahindra e2o, has hit a lucky patch. He claims to have bought the car for all the right reasons—“to contribute positively towards saving the environment". For now, he also spends less than a diesel car owner and even the “service cost is substantially lower", Mahajan says. But a few months on, all those transitory benefits could be gone.
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