Considering the increasing level of pollution, Indian Government is seriously thinking about the ban of bikes and scooters below 150cc in India. As per various reports, government is working towards stopping sales of all petrol, diesel and CNG powered three wheelers by April 2023 and further sale of non-electric two wheelers below 150 cc by April 2025.
The aim of this agenda is to promote the production of electric vehicles thereby reducing carbon footprint that is one of the main reasons for the ever increasing pollution in the country. Apparently, the number of conventional two wheelers that have been sold in India in the financial year 2018-19 is above two crore units. At the same time, the sales of E-powered two-wheelers stood at just 1,26,000 units.
We all know that the future of India is looking at electrical vehicles. The industry is growing fast from last couple of years. We can see many start-up companies are coming up and the main stream motorcycle manufacturing companies are also trying to launch more electric vehicles. The electric scooter brands such as Ather
etc. have already proved that the electric vehicles can be more stylish and interesting.
However, the decision could possibly affect the industry in a negative way too on the manufacturers as well as the employees involved in that part of the industry.