Government must put in place a clear policy for electric vehicles says Renault

Vastavam web:  The government has to put in place a clear policy and get infrastructure ready to enable automobile manufacturers prepare for the proposed switch to electric vehicles, according to French car major Renault.Moreover, in order to fight pollution successfully, old cars need to be phased out for electric cars to give the desired result, Renault India MD Sumit Sawhney said.Sawhney, however, said it is critical to know the timeline for the planned switch to electric vehicles.
“If they (government) want it to come fast, then they need to start creating infrastructure, clear policy, ecosystem and then you need to move towards that direction,” he added.Highlighting the need to phase out old polluting vehicles, he said: “You can’t have electric cars and also 25- year-old cars, which are creating pollution. That is why, in order to create future, you need to take care of the past as well.”However, before that there has to be a policy on electric vehicles so that the industry is clear about the road-map, Sawhney added.
When asked if there were any changes in the company’s plans due to frequent changes in policy related to auto sector, he replied in the negative stating Renault would continue with its plan to launch a new model every year in India.On GST, Sawhney lamented the frequent changes related to auto sector saying “non-stability of policies is something which is not good”.