November 28, 2020

Electrical two-wheeler gross sales decline by 26%, fail to cross 10,000-units mark in final 6 months



Mumbai: Electrical two-wheeler gross sales didn’t cross even the 10,000-units mark throughout the April-September interval regardless of the federal government’s Rs 10,000 crore electrical automobile promotion scheme.

Gross sales declined by 1 / 4 in comparison with final 12 months due to the disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic even after double-digit progress throughout August and September.

About 7,552 high-speed electrical two-wheelers had been offered between April and September, in response to information from Society of Producers of Electrical Autos (SMEV). This doesn’t embrace the sale of low-speed two-wheelers that don’t require registration.

In distinction, about 6 million two-wheelers with combustion engines are estimated to be offered throughout the identical interval.

The central authorities subsidises the price of electrical automobiles for consumers underneath the second part of its Quicker Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electrical Autos (FAME-II), with advantages instantly linked to the battery measurement on these automobiles. The subsidies are focused in the direction of automobiles used for public transport and for private two-wheelers and often work out to Rs 10,000-20,000 for a two-wheeler.

“One of many foremost causes of the stagnant gross sales is attributed to clients not capable of purchase merchandise attributable to Covid-19, which led to lockdown within the nation. Nonetheless, the trade has been rapidly capable of enter the constructive curve quickly after the federal government introduced the unlock course of,” stated Sohinder Gill, director normal of SMEV.

On the finish of September, Hero Electrical accounted for 35% market share with gross sales of two,629 models. Okinawa had 24% share after promoting 1,836 models. Ather Vitality offered 941 models throughout this era, for a market share of 12%.

“The outlook for this monetary 12 months stays constructive as we hope that the current transfer by the central authorities permitting automobile to be offered with out battery and the announcement of EV coverage by Delhi authorities would additional assist the trade to maneuver ahead. Additionally, extending the PMP (phased manufacturing program) pointers would permit trade to ramp-up manufacturing and strengthen native element market,” Gill stated.