E-car numbers zip previous 10,000 in Maharashtra, day by day electrical automobiles registrations double to 300 | Mumbai Information

MUMBAI: A mean of 300 electrical automobiles (EVs) are being registered day by day throughout Maharashtra over the previous 4 months. That is an all-time excessive as in comparison with the common 141 EVs which have been registered day by day in 2021-22, revealed newest transport statistics. The variety of e-cars and SUVs within the state has additionally crossed the ten,000 mark.
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The statistics confirmed that 35,259 e-vehicles have been registered in simply 4 months of 2022-23, between April 1 and July 25, in opposition to 51,423 in your entire monetary 12 months of 2021-22.
The presence of EVs is not only restricted to low-end automobiles. Even high-end luxurious automobiles resembling Mercedes-Benz India, which noticed large gross sales of 1,273 automobiles of petrol and diesel variants in 2021-22, plans to launch an electrical automotive in August.
Mohan Mariwala, managing director of Auto Hangar India Pvt Ltd, stated: “With loads of patrons for the luxurious automotive section in 2021, we at the moment are receiving bookings for the electrical variant which can witness registrations in direction of the tip of this 12 months.”
The brand new electrical automobiles may have a great vary of over 300km which can be sure that a single cost can final a whole day for metropolis journeys, he stated, including there have been e-charging stations now at pumps on the Expressway and in cities resembling Mumbai and Pune which is encouraging extra individuals to modify to e-vehicles.
The statistics additionally confirmed a great development in electrical two-wheelers whose inhabitants has gone over 98,000 within the state. Maharashtra too ranked second within the nation after UP with most electrical vehicles-11.2% of the whole EVs offered (over 4.5 lakh automobiles) within the nation in the course of the earlier monetary 12 months.
Whereas the EV sector has gained traction, what has anxious automotive sellers is the ready time for a few of the new vehicles-be it petrol, diesel or electric-and that is because of the scarcity of semiconductors.
The automotive chip scarcity which started throughout Covid-19 continues to have an effect on automotive sellers throughout all showrooms in Mumbai.
“Because of the semiconductor challenge, the order pipeline continues to get wider. It has affected each producer and impacted all automotive sellers in Mumbai, with lengthy ready durations which could possibly be as excessive as six to 9 months,” a automotive seller added.

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