Electric vehicle guidebook for Indian states
State governments in India can play an important role in the transition to electric vehicles, and policymakers need innovative and dynamic support in creating and implementing electric vehicle policies that best fit the local context. This guidebook begins by offering an electric vehicle policy cycle that explains how state-level electric vehicle policies should be drafted, implemented, and assessed. The cycle will help state-level policymakers in India establish a strong electric vehicle strategy that includes both electric vehicle promotion and stakeholder integration.
In examining electric vehicle promotion policies from around the world, the authors found that all were adopted to address five consumer barriers: model availability, cost competitiveness, fleet deployment, usage convenience, and consumer understanding. While the scale of the challenges varies by market and fleet, these barriers are common, and the guidebook therefore identifies strategies to overcome each of the five. The strategies are detailed in the figure below, and the guidebook matches them with a total of 83 suitable policy actions. The book also links the recommended actions with real-world practices via a case study of Quebec.