Govt of India has reconfirmed their plans to go full ballistic for electric cars. An announcement which will make Elon Musk and patrons of electric vehicles super happy, India plans to allow the sale of only electric cars by 2030, which is just 13 years away.
This means that petrol/diesel cars won’t be allowed on the road after 2030.
This is a massive, powerful endorsement of electric, green technology, and can change transportation industry forever.
During CII’s Annual Session 2017, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said, “We are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way. We are going to make electric vehicles self- sufficient like UJALA. The idea is that by 2030, not a single petrol or diesel car should be sold in the country,”
As per the Minister, Govt. is right now talking with agencies such NTPC and others, to work out a feasible solution for mass-scale investment in electric vehicles sector, and bring down the costs involved. He admitted that once people realise that using electric cars is cheaper, then more and more usage would follow.
Citing the incredible success of UJALA scheme, the Minister said, “Through UJALA, the LED distribution programme, we have already seen about 500 million LED bulbs sold in the last two years. My job is to improve India’s energy efficiency to reduce consumption wherever it is wasteful and ensure that demand is met fully.”
In 2015, Govt. had introduced FAME program to provide incentives to buy electric cars. At that time, it was decided to introduce 70 lakh electric cars in India by 2020.
This year, Govt. allowed plying of some electric vehicles, without any permits. In February this year, Govt. planned to replace all commercial cars with electric cars by 2020; a decision which we have argued to be unrealistic.
Credit By : Trak
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