Record EV Registrations in 2023 Signal a Sustainable Future for India


In a groundbreaking development for India’s automotive industry, 2023 has marked a historic year with a record-breaking surge in electric vehicle (EV) registrations. Reflecting a significant shift towards sustainable transportation, the latest data reveals a remarkable increase in consumer acceptance and government support for electric mobility.

Unprecedented Growth in EV Registrations

According to the data from Vahan, the Centre’s vehicle registration portal, the total number of EV registrations in 2023 soared to 15,29,614 units. This figure represents a staggering 49% increase from the previous year’s 10,25,123 units. Notably, the state of Karnataka emerged as a significant contributor, accounting for almost 10% of the total EV sales in the country.

Diverse Increase Across Vehicle Categories

The growth in EV registrations was not limited to a single category. Two-wheelers continued to dominate the market with 8,59,198 units. However, a more significant increase was observed in the four-wheeler segment, which jumped to 72,625 registrations from 33,232 in the previous year, marking an increase of over 118%. Electric three-wheelers, predominantly used by commercial entities, also saw a rise from 3,50,244 units in 2022 to 5,82,527 units.

Government Initiatives Fueling the EV Surge

The Indian government’s proactive approach has been a key driver in this EV revolution. The Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II) Scheme, with a budgetary outlay of INR 10,000 crore, has played a pivotal role in promoting hybrid and electric technology in transportation. Additionally, the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) schemes have been instrumental in accelerating domestic EV manufacturing.

The Road Ahead for Electric Mobility in India

Industry experts predict that the expansion of India’s charging infrastructure, improvements in battery technology, and continued government incentives are likely to sustain this accelerated growth into the next year and beyond. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are also adapting their strategies, launching more affordable models, especially in the two-wheeler category, to attract a broader consumer base.


The year 2023 stands as a testament to India’s commitment to embracing electric mobility. With government support, industry adaptation, and growing consumer awareness, India is well on its way to establishing a more sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation ecosystem.

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