The Indian government has been seeing pollution and climatic hazards seriously, and it’s think tank, NITI Ayog, is said to have proposed a drastic change in the way bikes get manufactured in India. According to a latest report, NITI Ayog has tabled a proposal to prohibit the manufacturing of combustion engine based two wheelers below 150cc engine from 2025. The NITI Ayog is trying to help India attain it’s objective of electrifying a major segment of the two wheelers in India.
As per the proposal, the bike manufacturers in India must start manufacturing bikes below 150cc engine capacity only with electric propulsion rather than petrol powered engine from April 2025. The proposal highlights that those petrol powered two wheelers with lower than 150cc engine registered before April 2025 will still be allowed to run on the streets.
By this process, the Indian government is likely to show full encouragement to the electric powered vehicles than those powered by the non-renewable fuels. By this process, India will also become more efficient in reducing pollution and provide a healthy environment to it’s citizens.
The government is already encouraging manufacturing of electric powered bikes by providing subsidy on the cost of manufacturing of these bikes. The aim of providing subsidy is to bring more manufacturers in the list. These subsidies help the manufacturer to keep the price of their e-bikes lower to lure more customers. The electric two wheeler start-ups like Ather Energy and Okinawa have been said to be benefited due to government’s subsidy. If the proposal of NITI Ayog gets approved, India will stand tall in the international community for taking initiatives to reduce India’s dependency on non-renewable resources.