New Delhi. During the first wave of corona virus, ie, in the fiscal year 2020-21, there was a significant decline in the sales of electric vehicles. According to the report of the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles, the sales of electric vehicles in the country declined by 20 per cent to 2,36,802 in FY 2020-21. Whereas in 2019-20, two-wheeler, three-wheeler and four-wheeled electric vehicles saw a total sales of 2,95,683 units. Let us also tell you what kind of figures have come out.
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SMEV released data
– Two-wheeler electric vehicle sales fell 6 percent to 1,43,837 units in FY 2020- 21 as compared to 2019-20.
These include 40,836 two-wheeler speeds and 1,03,000 low-speed e-two wheelers.
– 88,378 e three wheelers were sold this year. A year ago, 1,40,683 three-wheelers were sold.
– 4,588 e four wheeler vehicles were sold in 2020- 21. Last year, there were only 3,000 vehicles.
– Vehicle sales in this category registered a 53 per cent increase.
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Much needed to be done now
SMEV Director General Sohinder Gill said in his statement that sales were expected to be good before the start of the financial year, but sales were down due to various reasons. Sales in the electric two-wheeler and three-wheeler category were lower than last year. He said that a lot more needs to be done to achieve the target under the Fame-2 scheme. To achieve the goal of selling electric vehicles, the government needs to intervene in a timely manner as a change in policy.