As the federal government probes a number of fires in electrical two-wheelers, just one per cent family customers plan to purchase an e-scooter within the subsequent six months amid security and efficiency issues, a brand new report confirmed on Monday.
Round 32 per cent of respondents will not be satisfied in regards to the security and efficiency of electrical scooters in August whereas in March this 12 months, the quantity stood at 17 per cent – as greater than two dozen electrical two-wheelers caught hearth in March and April, in keeping with knowledge offered by neighborhood social media platform LocalCircles.
After greater than two dozen electrical two-wheelers caught hearth in March and April, round 7,000 items have been “voluntarily” recalled by electrical scooter makers equivalent to Ola, Pure EV, and Okinawa.
The federal government arrange a committee of consultants from Centre for Hearth, Explosive and Setting Security (CFEES) and the Indian Institute of Science to hold out detailed investigation and body `quality-centric` pointers for EV producers, that are anticipated to be launched quickly.
The fallout of EV fires is that simply 1 per cent of over 11,000 respondents mentioned they plan to purchase an e-scooter within the subsequent 6 months.
Practically 5 per cent mentioned they’re eager to purchase however “weren’t satisfied in regards to the infrastructure accessible for e-scooters the place I dwell/work” and seven per cent mentioned they don’t have funds for getting e-scooters.
The survey additionally revealed that urge for food for e-scooters just isn’t excessive as 31 per cent households don’t drive them and an extra 9 per cent shared that that they had sufficient automobiles at dwelling so had no plans to purchase a two-wheeler.
“The hearth incidents, which resulted in accidents for some together with lack of automobile, adversely impacted shopper sentiments main to say no in electrical automobile two-wheeler gross sales for 2 months,” the survey mentioned.
Ather Vitality and Ola Electrical have suffered the most important drop in gross sales as clients delay buying EVs amid battery hearth incidents.
There are at the moment over 1,640 operational public EV charging stations in India, of which greater than 940 are in 9 mega cities.
Of those, 678 EV charging stations have been put in between October 2021 and January 2022.
The present capability is geared to energy about 1.8 lakh new electrical automobiles.
Whereas there are individuals eager to purchase e-scooters, concern over security and efficiency are rising.
“It’s crucial for the federal government and trade to win shopper confidence,” the report talked about.