Auto Survey reveals up to 90% of Indians prefer electric vehicles Updated : September 18, 2018 06:36 AM IST More than four million internal combustion engine vehicles were sold in India in 2017. The government is promoting electric vehicles to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and protect the environment. India is the third largest market for automobiles and the world's largest market when it comes to two-wheelers. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.