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

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

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: SIAM appears generally unsupportive of ambitious climate policy regulation. SIAM's corporate website in 2020 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.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: 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.

Positioning on Energy Transition: SIAM has a mixed position on the transition to electric vehicles. In 2018-20, SIAM has argued that Indian EV ambitions should be “tempered” according to a 2019 media report, while also emphasizing cost concerns and supporting a "technology-neutral” approach on its corporate website in 2020. SIAM has further criticized regulations supporting an urgent transition to electric vehicles according to a 2018 media report. 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. 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.

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