India has sought Japan’s expertise in providing stable and adequate power across the country, as well as for developing battery-powered cars as part of an ambitious sales target of 6-7 million units, officials said on Monday. “Grid integration, stability and electrical mobility are major priorities for the government,” Power Minister Piyush Goyal said here inaugurating the 7th India-Japan Energy Forum jointly with Japanese Economy and Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko.
“We see 2030 as an important year when we aim that every new car manufactured in India will be an electric vehicle,” he told the day-long forum co-hosted by The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) of Japan.
The Indian government launched the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 in 2013, which aims to achieve national fuel security by promoting hybrid and electric vehicles in the country.
The target was to achieve sale of six-to-seven million units of hybrid and electric vehicles year-on-year from 2020 onwards. Read More…