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The central and the state governments should go beyond policy guidelines and take steps to meet the future technological and infrastructural demands of Electrical Vehicles (EV). Discuss.

Topic: indigenization of technology and developing new technology;

6. The central and the state governments should go beyond policy guidelines and take steps to meet the future technological and infrastructural demands of Electrical Vehicles (EV). Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

Odisha on Friday announced its Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy and became the 10th state in India to roll out policy guidelines to make the transition from conventional fossil fuel-based mobility to electric mode.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the need for to government to move ahead of policy guidelines and focus on execution with respect to EV’s.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start the answer by mentioning the recent push witnessed across India with respect to EV’s.

Body:

Write about the current scenario with respect to EV’s and the potential it has in India. Mention its economic and ecological benefits. Also, write existing schemes and policy measures put in place for its promotion and existing limitations.

Next, write about how the country needs to walk the talk with respect to EV. Suggest measures that are to be taken to harness the full potential of EV’s in India.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.