RAHUL JAIN, Director - Crayon Motors EV industry is hoping for a positive outcome from the government's meeting with the World Bank.
Even when the EV sales have doubled in the last year, the industry still suffers from higher initial ownership costs of EVs, which is a direct result of higher input costs.
We hope the upcoming budget will reduce GST on raw materials/components, thereby accelerating India's EV race. Because battery manufacturing in India relies heavily on imports, some duty relief could help reduce overall costs.
EVs have fewer financing options and higher interest rates than ICE vehicles. The EV industry is hoping for a positive outcome from the government's meeting with the World Bank.
Aside from the PLI expansion, other state government programmes such as GEDA and central government initiatives such as "Atmanirbhar Bharat" would undoubtedly benefit.