Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)

InfluenceMap Score
E+
Performance Band
37%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Automotive
Head​quarters:
New Delhi, India

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) appears to engage with mostly negative positions on Indian automotive climate policy.

SIAM appears generally unsupportive of ambitious climate policy regulation. SIAM has stated support for a market-based automotive policy response on climate. In 2020, SIAM released top-line public statements that argued against introducing new climate policy for the automotive sector due to the Covid pandemic.

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers has negative engagement with Indian climate policy. In 2020, SIAM advocated that the government reject the introduction of new CAFE emission standards due to the Covid pandemic. In 2018, SIAM similarly opposed policies to tighten Indian CAFE emissions standards from 108gm/km to 104gm/km. Similarly, SIAM previously supported a delayed implementation date for Bharat Stage VI emissions standards.

SIAM has a mixed position on the transition to electric vehicles. In 2018-20, SIAM has argued that Indian EV ambitions should be “tempered”, emphasizing cost concerns and supporting a "technology-neutral” approach. SIAM has further criticized regulations supporting an urgent [715861 transition to electric vehicles. In 2018, SIAM communicated opposition to a 2030 EV 100% target date in a policy paper, supporting a weaker 2047 EV target date. In 2019, SIAM stated opposition to proposed Indian 100% EV targets of 2023 for two-wheelers, and 2025 for three-wheelers. SIAM has however advocated in favor of numerous tax policies and subsidies to promote EVs in India. In 2019, SIAM strongly supported the introduction of a reduced EV sales tax and custom duties exemptions for EV parts that SIAM had proposed to the Indian government.

SIAM discloses a full list of members on its website and fully discloses information regarding its governing board and key committees in its Annual Report.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
NS -1 NA NS NS NS NA NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
-1 -1 NA NS -1 1 NA NA
Support of UN Climate Process
NS NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
Transparency on Legislation
1 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS NA NS -2 NS NA NA
Renewable Energy
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
0 2 NA NS 0 0 NA NA
GHG Emission Regulation
-1 -2 NA NS -2 0 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships
2 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA