Road transport minister Nitin Gadkari has called for wider stakeholder consultation on the adoption of electric vehicles, to give adequate time to domestic manufacturers for making business adjustments.
Gadkari, who took charge of the transport ministry earlier this week, chaired a meeting on Tuesday that discussed the plan for making a transition to electric vehicles, a government official told ET.
“Many suggestions were put forth in the meeting, but the minister said there is a need to have a wider stakeholders’ meeting before any major step is taken,” said the official, who is aware of the development.
A steering committee headed by Niti Aayog chief executive Amitabh Kant has in its report laid out a road map for the smooth rollout of electric vehicles in a phased manner, as well as the setting up of battery manufacturing factories to bring down the costs of EVs. Read More