Range anxiety. No two words are more at fault for the dismal sales of electric vehicles (EV) in India.
It was also one of the major talking points at the inauguration of the Urban Mobility Lab in Bengaluru in February 2020. From automakers to ride-sharing companies to government representatives, the who’s who of India’s EV ecosystem gathered to brainstorm about the future of EV adoption. While discussing the need for more widespread public charging infrastructure, the conversation kept veering away from plug-in charging stations to the benefits of swappable batteries, according to an official at the event.