Roland Folger, the head of Mercedes Benz in India, has raised doubts over the government’s intention to entirely switch over to electric vehicles by 2030, saying that the cumulative pollution due to electric cars is higher than BS4 vehicles.
Folger said that a large portion of E-cars pollute more than BS4 because the electricity used to power electric cars is produced using fossil fuels, which pollute the environment to an even higher degree.
“So far, no one has been able to dispute the fact that electric vehicles would be dirtier than a Bharat Stage 4 vehicle,” Folger told TOI as he questioned the government’s target of having an entire fleet run on electricity by 2030. “How can it make sense? I think there will be an equal distribution of around 30% for petrol, diesel and electric. That would make a lot of sense.” Read More…
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