*Electric two-wheeler industry on a path of recovery: SMEV Sales in September up by 72 %*
New Delhi, September 07, 2020: Electric two-wheeler industry is showing signs of revival. In September, sales of High-Speed Electric two-wheelers (HS E2W) have increased by 72% on YoY basis. The registration stood at 2544 units in September 2020, as against 1473 vehicles sold in the corresponding month of the last year.
“We are experiencing huge customers’ interest in greener vehicles as they have seen how the environment looks like when no fuel-guzzling vehicles are running on roads. The upcoming festive season will add to the pent up demand and help OEMs to recover what they lost in the quarter 1 and 2 due to Covid lockdown,” Sohinder Gill, Director General, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) said.
The first six month of the Financial Year 21 have been a roller coaster ride for the EV industry. The financial year started with an uncertainty due to Covid 19 which led to lockdown in the country.
Between the period of April’20 and September’20, the industry registered sales of 7552 HS E2W as against 10161 HS E2W sold in the corresponding months of the last FY.
“One of the main reasons of the stagnant sales is attributed to customers not able to buy products due to COVID 19, which led to lockdown in the country. However, the industry has been quickly able to enter the positive curve soon after the government announced the unlock process,” he said.
“Lately there have been many positive news on the EV policy front from the central and state governments that has led to a higher confidence amongst OEMs, Component suppliers and investors. We look forward to a big push by the government to set right what went wrong with FAME 2 so as to assist generation of demand which is already showing some green shoots. Some of the measures that could be adopted are removal of the 'range criteria' from two wheelers for subsidy, reduction of GST on batteries from 18 % to 5% when sold separately, mandating delivery businesses to convert their fleets to EVs, promote electric mobility under ‘Swatchh Bharat Campaign’ added Sohinder Gill.
The outlook for the FY remains positive as we hope that the recent move by the central government allowing vehicle to be sold without battery and the announcement of EV policy by Delhi govt would further help the industry to move forward. Also, extending the PMP guidelines would allow industry to ramp-up production and strengthen local component market.
April 67 2725
May 509 1539
June 1296 1610
July 1343 1471
August 1793 1343
September 2544 1473
1. The data doesn’t include low-speed segment
2. The above data has been collated from the Govt records of Vahan
OEM wise Market Share Data from April’20 to September’20 as retrieved from VAHAN
OEM Name April-Sep'20 Market Share (%), April-Sep'20
HERO ELECTRIC VEHICLES PVT. LTD
OKINAWA AUTOTECH PVT LTD
ATHER ENERGY PVT LTD
AMPERE VEHICLES PRIVATE LIMITED
REVOLT INTELLICORP PVT LTD
JITENDRA NEW EV-TECH PVT. LTD
NDS ECO MOTORS PVT LTD
PURE EV 213 3%
Source: SMEV Research
The performance of the top 3 players in the first Six month of FY21 has been down vis-a-vis last year’s corresponding months. The sales of Hero Electric and Ather declined by 16% and 20%, respectively, while Okinawa witnessed the fall of 64%.