Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said the world is moving towards electric vehicles and the government is working on a road map to ensure all-electric car fleet in the country.
The minister further said that although hybrid cars have cut down the fuel consumption a little bit, India will promote electric vehicles because it is the future.
However, he admitted that it may take a little longer to replace existing petrol and diesel vehicles in the country.
“Only electric car by 2030…existing cars may take a little longer to replace. But the government is working on a framework to see what we can do on promoting electric vehicle. Niti Aayog is currently tasked with preparing futuristic vision for electric vehicles,” Goyal told reporters at a FICCI event.
On hybrid cars, he said, “It reduced fuel consumption a little bit but the future is all electric cars. I had also recommended to the finance minister that it is not advisable for an intermediate technology which reduces the fuel consumption by a little bit but otherwise that is not the future, the future is all electric cars.”
Talking about lobbying for hybrid cars he said, “It is a campaign being run by those companies who don’t have electric vehicles. These companies have come to me also to convince not to oppose hybrid cars. The world is moving towards electric vehicles and the country would promote electric vehicles.” Read More…
Credit By : ET Energy World
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