Report says 54% of consumers are concerned about EV quality

About 50 percent of Indian consumers are now open to buying EVs, albeit with a caveat, while 54 percent of consumers are still concerned about EV quality, a report showed on Monday, adding that EV range anxiety now appears to be a misperception.
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About 50 percent of Indian consumers are now open to buying EVs, albeit with a caveat, while 54 percent of consumers are still concerned about EV quality, a report showed on Monday, adding that EV range anxiety now appears to be a misperception.

As per the report by CyberMedia Research (CMR), consumers are not shying away from EVs owing to 'EV range anxiety' or 'upfront costs', or 'limited EV charging infrastructure'.

"For long, limited EV charging infrastructure and range anxiety have been construed as barriers to EV adoption. However, automotive OEMs have already designed EVs with a sufficient range of up to 200 km or more," said John Martin, analyst of smart mobility practice, CMR.

"The potential consumer for EVs is more concerned by the overall EV quality. EV quality includes not just external build quality but refers to the overall quality of internal components used - including battery and others."

John Martin, Analyst of smart mobility practice, CMR.

With a strong government policy push, including its flagship EV scheme, faster adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles (FAME), and more automotive OEMs prioritizing EVs, India's EV momentum is gaining momentum.

India's EV charging infrastructure is accelerating, with more public EV charging stations coming up.

Alongside this, cross-industry collaborations in the EV ecosystem will also contribute to the ramping-up of charging infrastructure.

"Driven by ongoing policy thrust at the central and state levels for EV infrastructure development, along with upstream R&D in battery development will ensure a significant uptick in ramping-up e-mobility. For OEMs, the focus should be on continuous awareness generation around the quality and potential of EVs," John noted.

(KB/IANS)

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