India is charged to be a global hotspot for electric mobility. Over the last few years, the national government has created momentum through several policies that incentivise adoption. Following suit, ten States and Union Territories (UT) have published their draft EV policies or notified their final policies detailing fiscal, non-fiscal, other incentives to accelerate a value-chain of electric mobility activities. State government policies are empowered to design options based on localised objectives, assets, and needs. This is evident in the varied approaches taken by 10 States and UTs. While the varied approaches are understandable, a common framework for gauging the sustainability and longevity of EV policies across India is necessary for policymakers, businesses and practitioners alike.
This White paper uses a Value Chain Framework to analyse the EV policies in 10 Indian States. The Value Chain framework pays attention to the multisectoral and multistakeholder aspects of EV-policies – separated into three different value chains; the value chain of electric vehicles, the value chain of charging, and the value chain of the surrounding network. It ensures that overall sustainability is considered from cradle to grave.