Anand Mahindra fined for electric scooter for no PUC

It seems that the electric vehicle industry has more serious problems to deal with than just charging infrastructure.

In Anand Mahindra’s latest tweet, he is clearly unhappy with the electric scooter as it does not have a PUC (Pollution Under Control) certificate. Mahindra is famous for being an outspoken social media personality who keeps up to date with the latest happenings in the country. People appreciate his funny and witty tweets, making him one of the most followed Indian entrepreneurs on Twitter. He has more than 9 million followers. Let us check what he said in his latest tweet.

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Anand Mahindra tweeted about Challan electric scooter

This incident happened in Kerala. The owner of the electric scooter shared a picture of receiving the challan. It is ridiculous that the traffic police official issued a challan in the name of EV owner for non-existence of PUK certificate. Now, anyone even remotely familiar with EVs should know that these vehicles do not produce tailpipe emissions. As a result, they do not need a PUC certificate. This is why the industry is moving towards electrification in the first place.

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After an EV owner posted a picture of a scooter and a challan receiving Rs 250, netizens went into a frenzy. People could not believe that the authorities could be so ignorant and ill-informed. Anand Mahindra tweeted: “And you thought the biggest challenge to going electric was the charging infrastructure?” It brings out his frustration, and it is shared by many others. If such incidents continue, the mass adoption of electric cars could be seriously hampered.

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Incentives

Our government is trying hard to offer a lot of incentives to get people excited about buying electric cars. EVs look like the only way to ensure sustainable mobility in the future with the least amount of damage to the environment. Almost all major car manufacturers in the world are focusing on EVs. They have invested heavily in technology. We see them now launching new models while revealing their future plans to become carbon neutral within this decade. What are your thoughts on this?

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Anand Mahindra’s tweet about Challan electric scooter

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