While people seem to recognise the environmental benefits of electric vehicles, they still are concerned about inadequate charging stations and recharging taking a lot of time.
This was revealed in a study — Factors Influencing the Adoption of Electric Vehicles in Bengaluru — conducted by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) researchers, led by Professor Ashish Verma and published in academic journal Springer Nature.
“Subsidy is found to be another important financial incentive for early adopters. This clearly indicates the uncertainty of the respondents towards the total cost of ownership of EVs and government subsidy to be an important motivating factor for adoption,” the study said.
“In addition, a large number of the population still seems to be unaware that EV batteries can be charged at home.