Sales of electric vehicles in the country grew by 163% last year, Nitin Gadkari tells Parliament, which state is on top, see


Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari told Parliament on Wednesday that there has been a significant increase in the sales of electric vehicles in India in the year 2021. According to him, there has been an increase of 183 percent in the sale of such cars last year as compared to 2020. In the year 2021, 3,24,640 battery-operated vehicles were registered in the country.

Presenting the figures, Gadkari showed that in 2020 and 2019, India had 1,23,526 and 1,84,752 electric vehicles registered respectively. He said that in 2021, 1,83,12,60 pre-fuel vehicles i.e. petrol-diesel vehicles have been registered in India. Hence, 1.8% of the total vehicles sold are electric.

Gadkari said that between 2019-20 and 2020-21, the sales of two-wheeler electric vehicles increased by 422% from 26,508 to 1,49,08 units. On the other hand, sales of electric three-wheelers increased by 75 per cent to 1,56,72 units from 90,216 units. At the same time, the sales of electric two-wheelers increased by 230% to 15.60 from 4,895.

Incidentally, Uttar Pradesh ranks first among the states in terms of sales of electric vehicles (6,602). The second and third places are followed by Karnataka (33,307) and Tamil Nadu (30,036). It is followed by Maharashtra (29,60) and Delhi (25,609). Lastly, it has to be acknowledged that the success of the FAME II project of the central government is undeniable behind the increase in the sales of electric vehicles.