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India Plans for Electric Scooters, Rickshaws to Move Millions

July 1, 2019, 4:02 AM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking advantage of the post-election honeymoon to push his government’s electric mobility revolution.

The government is expected to set new cutoff dates for a full electric transition of India’s biggest mobility segments.

The plan involves a complete transition to electric three-wheelers, such as auto rickshaws, after March 2023, with no internal combustion engine versions of three-wheelers allowed on the market after that. Scooters and other two-wheelers below 150 cubic centimeters would be battery-powered by the end of March 2025, according to a memo by the government agency NITI Aayog.

Government ministries in charge ...