Can Electric Vehicles be a Viable and Sustainable Mode of Transportation in India

Pacific Business Review International, Volume 12 issue 5, November 2019

7 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2020

See all articles by Rajeev Kumar Upadhyay

Rajeev Kumar Upadhyay

Sri Aurobindo College (Evening), Delhi University

Date Written: November 1, 2019

Abstract

There is almost a broad consensus that electric vehicles coupled with renewable energy are greener and sustainable mode of transportation for India. However India needs to tread carefully. There is need to put infrastructures like battery charging stations and batteries management facilities in place to make electric vehicles viable option in India. But prior to this, adequate policy response is needed from the government to update its laws which could accommodate Li-ion and other types of batteries into its ambit. Moreover Indian Government has allocated budget for promotion of electric vehicles but that wouldn't be enough. To speed up this process, there is a need for the participation from the corporate sector. Corporate sector can participate either by investing in the business to earn profits or in form of corporate social responsibility to help build a sustainable world. Also India needs to be careful that the push to electric vehicles wouldn't result into increase in child labour and violation of human rights.

Keywords: Transportation, Electric Vehicles, Environment

JEL Classification: R42, Q2, Q5

Suggested Citation

Upadhyay, Rajeev Kumar, Can Electric Vehicles be a Viable and Sustainable Mode of Transportation in India (November 1, 2019). Pacific Business Review International, Volume 12 issue 5, November 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3532915

Rajeev Kumar Upadhyay (Contact Author)

Sri Aurobindo College (Evening), Delhi University ( email )

South Campus
Delhi
India

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