High prices of electric vehicles and limited charging infrastructure pose major challenges for potential customers, according to a private survey conducted by social media community Local Circles.
More than 21,000 citizens in 180 urban districts across the country were contacted to gather their views but only 9% of them said they will buy an electric vehicle in 2020. Another 27 per cent said they may consider buying a non-polluting vehicle.
Nearly 54% of them clearly said they will not buy an electric vehicle while 10% were unsure.
According to the survey, 13% of potential customers said they will opt for an electric vehicle due to lower total cost of ownership while 52% said it will be their contribution towards a cleaner environment.
About 19 per cent said they have had enough of buying fossil fuels and coping with price fluctuations.
A total of 23% of the respondents were women while 77% were men. More than half of them were from the metro and tier-one cities, 37% from tier two cities and 12% were from tier-three cities.
The government is trying to encourage the adoption of electric mobility to reduce the dependency on crude oil imports and bring down pollution across the cities.