India Electric Vehicle (EV) Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The India EV Market is Segmented by Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Two- and Three-wheelers) and Power Source Type (BEV, PHEV, HEV).

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:



20 %

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Market Overview

The India EV market is anticipated to register a CAGR of about 20% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).

  • The electric vehicle (EV) market is still in its nascent stage in India. It is expected to grow at a much faster rate, as the government has undertaken various initiatives to promote electric vehicles in the country.
  • The country has an ambitious target of becoming an all-EV nation by 2030. In the process of mass adoption of electric vehicles in the country, the government has announced its plan to introduce 10,000 electric buses and 50,000 electric rickshaws within the next few years.
  • In 2019, the Union cabinet approved the proposal for the implementation of a scheme titled 'Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)' for the promotion of Electric Mobility in the country. The total fund requirement for this scheme is INR 10,000 crore over three years from 2019 to 2022.

Scope of the Report

The India electric vehicle market covers the latest trends and technological development and provide analysis on the market demand on various market segments like vehicle type, power source, and market share of significant EV manufacturers in India.

By Vehicle Type
Passenger Cars
Commercial Vehicles
Two and Three-wheelers
By Power Source Type

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Key Market Trends

Electric Buses Contributing the India EV Market Growth

India is the second most populated country in the world after China, and just like China, which has the largest electric bus fleet in the world, India is also pushing hard for the electrification of buses. Many state governments have already started the procurement of electric buses from Chinese and local electric bus manufacturers

In 2018, The Ministry of Urban Development launched the Green Urban Transport Scheme (GUTS) for reducing emissions from public transport vehicles in the country. The ministry has also proposed an INR 250 billion grant for turning the public transport electric.

In another instance in February 2020, Union transport minister inaugurated India's first inter-city electric bus service, these buses are manufactured by Mitra Mobility Solution which has the range of 300 km on a full charge.

Many local bus manufacturers are in collaboration with some Chinese manufacturers are trying to catch the rising demand of the electric buses in India. For Instance,

  • In 2019, Foton PMI announced that it was planning to invest around INR 500 crore on a joint venture with Beiqi Foton Motor Co. of China to manufacture electric buses in India. The company has already given five electric buses to one of the airlines for internal operations

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Three-wheeler is Expected to lead the India EV Market

The government's focus is to introduce the electric vehicles in public transportation due to which in 2016, the policy Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), The Government of India introduced a policy for e-rickshaws. It provides provisions for e-rickshaws, to promote the low cost and zero-pollution urban mobility. In addition to that, various state governments have their laws for three-wheelers.

To support the green revolution in India, Amazon plans to deploy 10,000 electric rickshaws for delivery across the country. The e-rickshaws would be procured from electric vehicle startup Rivian and are supposed to be operational across 20 cities by 2025. Similarly, in 2018 Ola announced that it would add 10,000 electric rickshaws to its fleet in India over the next one year. It is their plan, called Mission: Electric is part of its ambitious project to put one million electric vehicles on the road by 2021.

India has around 1.5 million e-rickshaws, and about 11,000 new e-rickshaws rolls into the road every month. These e-rickshaws are more prevalent in states like Delhi, Punjab, UP, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Bihar, and Haryana.

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Competitive Landscape

The India EV market is highly fragmented and has countless local players active in the market owing to high market growth and cheap and readily available manpower. Although established player in the market is introducing their new model's new startups, have taken the lead in this market. The startups are expanding their presence by raising funds from investors, tapping in new and unexplored cities. Companies are investing a tremendous amount on R&D and launching new models to mark their presence in the market. For instance,

  • In January 2020, Morris Garages Motor India launched the d ZS EV, which is the first electric internet SUV in India, the car has a driving range of 340 km on a full charge. The ZS EV vehicle has been awarded five stars at the Euro NCAP crash tests.
  • In 2019, Tata Motors announced its electric vehicle technology ZIPTRON, which will power all future Tata electric cars. This technology consists of a highly efficient permanent magnet AC motor, providing excellent performance on demand. It will also offer a dust and waterproof battery system meeting IP67 standards.

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Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Vehicle Type

      1. 5.1.1 Passenger Cars

      2. 5.1.2 Commercial Vehicles

      3. 5.1.3 Two and Three-wheelers

    2. 5.2 By Power Source Type

      1. 5.2.1 BEV

      2. 5.2.2 PHEV

      3. 5.2.3 HEV


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Tata Motors Limited

      2. 6.2.2 Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

      3. 6.2.3 MG Motor India

      4. 6.2.4 Hyundai Motor India

      5. 6.2.5 Olectra Greentech Ltd

      6. 6.2.6 JBM Auto Limited

      7. 6.2.7 Hero Electric

      8. 6.2.8 Bajaj Auto

      9. 6.2.9 Ather Energy Pvt. Ltd

      10. 6.2.10 Lohia Auto


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