However, the market for electric cars is still in its infancy, so, it's unclear what the future holds for Reva in India. India doesn't even register on the electric car map, producing a few hundred thousand electric two-wheelers a year at best. Here, infrastructure, such as charging stations is completely absent, impeding the growth of the industry.
There's hope, though. In December 2010, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy announced a 20 per cent subsidy on electric cars. Subsequently, the-then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced the setting up of a national mission on hybrid and electric vehicles in his Budget for 2011-12.
Very recently, the National Council on Electrical Mobility has recommended to the government that a Rs 23,000-crore programme be launched to promote the electric vehicle industry that includes two-wheelers and hybrid vehicles. At the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers annual conference, Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Praful Patel announced that the Prime Minister would soon launch the national programme.