Originally Posted by amey027
I am an Engineer and EV enthusiast. I strongly feel EVs are just better vehicles than their ICE counterparts and am hoping that we see some considerable electrification in India soon. However, at the moment, the pace at which it is happening is too slow and there's no hope unless a miracle in the form of Tesla or a start up comes up.
I want to understand what Indians want from electric cars and how the future towards EVs could be reached faster than at the current rate. I have created a survey for the same. Kindly take 2 minutes out of your time to fill in the survey shared below. Thanks in advance https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...rm?usp=sf_link
Some background for the survey: I want to understand the difference between what people say they want from an electric and what they actually would do if one existed, and mainly if they would even be interested in buying one. I guess this is no secret that electrification is the need of the hour. There is only so much companies can do to reduce emissions from Petrol/Diesel cars and living in Bangalore, I know how bad the situation is. And I have complete belief in the fact that all existing OEMs are ****. None of them understand how EVs work, no way they will be able to come up with a good product. Just take a look at Mahindra Reva, even being an EV enthusiast, I wouldn't buy that car. At least in the 2 wheeler sector, we have some hope with start ups like Ather and Tork coming in but the 4 wheeler sector is still lagging considerably.
I and a friend of mine are trying to look at the current situation and how it can be changed. I hope I have given enough details here because we aren't sure how much information is too much to reveal at this point. We would be glad if the survey could be shared among auto enthusiasts and car owners in general, because that would help us a lot in reading into what people are expecting from EVs. The last thing we want as someone who love EVs is some OEM
coming up with a bad product and making it impossible for people in the country to accept EVs, which as it is already is difficult.