Quote from Mr Yatin Gupte, Chairman & Managing Director, Wardwizard Innovations & Mobility Ltd.:
The visionary stance of the Union Budget 2023-24 towards sustainable mobility played a pivotal role in the successful realization of the target of 1 million electric two-wheelers, providing crucial support to the industry. Looking ahead to the Union Budget 2024-25, there is anticipation for a further boost in support for Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure in the country. Optimism surrounds the potential reduction in both input and output Goods and Service Tax (GST) for EVs and spare parts—a move that would significantly enhance accessibility and broaden the reach to the masses. Additionally, hopes are high for increased financing opportunities, propelling research and development to a larger scale. This, in turn, would open doors for substantial investments in the ecosystem, accelerating India's overall adoption of electric vehicles. A crucial aspect lies in the call for added incentives specifically directed at Indian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), aiming to stimulate advancements in localizing EV technology, fortifying the indigenous industry, and contributing to a more self-reliant and progressive economic landscape for the industry.