‘Deceptive dealers’ creating barriers to EVs
“Dismissive and deceptive car dealerships create barriers to electric vehicle adoption at the point of sale”. That’s the actual title of a new Nature research based on an experiment with 126 shopping experiences in the Nordic EU region. At 82 car dealerships across Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the study found that dealers were dismissive of EVs, misinformed shoppers on vehicle specifications, omitted EVs from the sales conversation and strongly prodded buyers towards petrol and diesel vehicle options.
Four firms to Supply 2,000 EV Chargers for EESL
Exicom, SBD, BHEL and Delta bagged the order to supply 2000 EV chargers for Centre’s Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). EESL had also announced a second tender to procure 10,000 EVs in March 2018. The four storage firms will supply 1,800 AC chargers and 200 DC Fast Chargers (15 kW) across the country to power TATA and Mahindra cars procured by EESL. Scramble for India’s EV sector is intensifying as the government targets the sale of 6-7 million new hybrid and EVs by 2020.
India’s EV market to be held back by lack of charging infra: BNEF
Latest BNEF study says, very little charging infrastructure and lack of affordable models will hamper EV market in India. By 2030, EVs will make up 44% of European light-duty vehicle sales, 41% of those in China, 34% in the U.S., 17% in Japan, but just 7% of new car sales in India, the report said.