Electronic Vehicles risk for the country
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Posted 1 year ago in Regional News, updated 1 year ago.
Electronic Vehicles risk for the country. India’s dependence on imported components for electric vehicles could make the country vulnerable to cyber-security breaches, according to the government’s chief policy think-tank. India should manufacture the majority of the parts needed for its electric vehicle fleet as equipment shipped from overseas could be compromised, V.K. Saraswat, a member of the think tank, Niti Aayog, said in an interview. All of the software and at least 55 percent of the components need to be made domestically to keep electric vehicles and the grid secure. “There has to be a push toward local manufacturing,” Saraswat said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration said last year it aims to have mostly electric vehicles by 2030, in a country where about 3 million fossil fuel powered passenger vehicles sell annually. In an attempt to jump-start the nascent electric vehicle market, India last year conducted its first tender to buy 10,000 electric cars for government use that was won by Indian automakers Tata Motors Ltd. and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. “In several industries where we take equipment from abroad, there have been instances where there’s a backdoor entry left open and information does go back to the equipment supplier, which could in future have implications for national security,” Supratim Chakraborty, an associate partner at legal services firm Khaitan & Co. said.
“Some of the Indian government’s concerns may just be to help justify supporting the domestic industry,” according to London-based Colin McKerracher, manager for advanced transport insight at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. No country makes all the components that go into a car, so many of these risks are already present, he said.