China: The EV Revolution Already Happened!
India's electric vehicle sales have slumped from about 240 thousand per annum in 2008 to less than 80,000 in 2010. When talking to people in India, the first word that comes out of their mouth when asked to describe electric vehicles is 'failure'. This is very unfortunate and probably true in many cases. The EV Revolution started off in 2007 in India with many smaller companies trying to make a quick buck by importing and selling a container of cheap electric scooters from China. However, most of these companies were traders and had no real knowledge of the actual requirements when dealing with India's unique road conditions. This lead to a huge amount of vehicles that failed in the first months, muddying the reputation of the electric vehicle as a viable means of transportation.
Posted on 18/May/2011