Road transport minister Nitin Gadkari said the government has asked automakers to develop vehicles that run on alternative fuels and fuel companies to develop bio-fuels, but doesn’t intend to shut their business even as India pushes the pedal to the metal on its electric vehicle ambitions.
The minister earlier this month urged the industry to give up making petrol and diesel cars for vehicles that run on electricity and alternative energy.
Speaking at a Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers event, he had threatened to “bulldoze” his way into implementing the plan to transition India to all-electric mobility.
He though appeared to be softening the stand while addressing members of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry here on Monday. Read More…