Indian Electric Scooter and Motorcycles Market Starts 2024 Up A Little 14.1%


Indian Electric Scooter and Motorcycles Market welcome 2024 incentive schemes. In the first quarter 2024 the segment increased less than before reaching 273.590 sales (+14.1%). Ola is market leader.


Indian 2-Wheeler EVs Market Trends and Data

Following the introduction of strong incentives to the electric vehicles manufacturers, the market accelerated and in the last two years grew up from 176.996 (2021) to a record of 904.262 (2023), with the introduction of electric models from the Top players, TVS Motor as first.

Sales are sustained by strong government incentives for vehicles locally produced and utilizing components made in India. The level of incentives is changing time over time and a new scheme has just be introduced for the period April-July 2024.

Under the new EMPS 2024 plan, the government has set aside Rs 500 crore for electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers. Out of which, approx Rs 333.39 crore will be available to support up to 333,387 vehicle sales over four months. The subsidy for electric two-wheelers will be Rs 5,000 per kWh of battery capacity, capped at 15 percent of the vehicle’s factory price.

The maximum cap remains the same as compared to the FAME 2 scheme, but the subsidy per kWh is now half; as FAME 2 offered Rs 10,000 per kWh. Moreover, there’s an extra cap of Rs 10,000 per electric vehicle under EMPS. This means that the EV prices will likely go up from April 1, 2024.

In the first quarter 2024 the segment increased less than before reaching 273.590 sales (+14.1%).

Looking at the competitive arena, the market leader is Ola Electric which sold 62.997 EVs in the Q1 2024 ( (+10.4%).

In second place TVS Motor thanks to the best selling EV model in the market, the iQube. TVS sold 51.110 units (+18.7%).

Gaining one place, Bajaj Auto advanced in the third place of the podium with 45.831 sales (+372.1%) followed by Ather with 33.923 sales (-14.1%), Ampere (+18.1%), Hero Electric (-38.2%) and many others.

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