Tamil Nadu is among the first few states in India to announce an electric vehicle policy in 2019. The recent revisions in the new policy announced in February 2023 is testament to the state's continued commitment to rapidly transition toe-mobility. With EV expansion being one of the key pillars of achieving faster decarbonisation in the country, state EV policies are going to be all the more significant to India's carbon reduction goals. Having established itself as a leader in becoming a major EV manufacturing hub in the country, Tamil Nadu now must also look towards improving the penetration of electric vehicles across segments. As of January 2023, Tamil Nadu holds 6th position among all states in EV sales. Additionally, electrification of fleets such as cab aggregators, last mile delivery two and four wheelers, and three wheeler cargo, is still fairly low. This highlights the need to design initiatives and solutions to address consumer apprehension and facilitate faster adoption of EVs among both, private and commercial users

To this end, Climate Trends and Clean Mobility Shift undertook a consumer perception survey in 3 cities - Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore - to understand the attitude, mindset and barriers to shift to EVs.1,366 respondents were surveyed, across private owners of two and four wheelers, and commercial fleet owners of two and three wheelers, four wheeler cars, and light duty vehicle four wheelers.

We invite you to the release of the findings of this consumer survey and We a panel discussion on state EV policies in India and their role in scaling up zero emission vehicles.

Date: March 14th, 2023, Tuesday
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM followed by lunch
Venue: Mauve room, Raintree Hotel, Annasalai, Chennai