Govt aims 30% electric vehicle sales for private cars by 2030
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Govt aims 30% electric vehicle sales for private cars by 2030

Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari told the media that the Indian government aims electric vehicle (EV) sales by 30% for private cars, 40% for commercial vehicles and 80% for two and three-wheelers by 2030 because there is an immediate need to decarbonise the transport industry.

He added that if EVs expand to 40% in two-wheelers or car segments and about 100% for EV buses by 2030, the crude oil consumption in India will reduce by 156 million tonnes of Rs 3.4 lakh crore.

He said that there is an immediate need to decarbonise the transport industry and make it sustainable from the economic and environmental points of view.

The government targets to have EV sales of 30% for private cars, 70% for commercial vehicles, 40% for buses and 80% for two and three-wheelers by 2030. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) told the media that the NITI Aayog had inspired 25 states to come up with EV policies, and among all, 15 have already announced state EV policy.

Gadkari wanted to make the automobile sector in India rank number one in five years. He also said that India does not have a shortage of lithium ions used for making EV batteries in India.

The minister said that a pilot project had been planned to set up an electric highway between Delhi-Mumbai expressway to ease the movement of heavy-duty trucks and passenger buses on electricity.

The ministry is also working on the development of an efficient and affordable public transport system.

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Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari told the media that the Indian government aims electric vehicle (EV) sales by 30% for private cars, 40% for commercial vehicles and 80% for two and three-wheelers by 2030 because there is an immediate need to decarbonise the transport industry. He added that if EVs expand to 40% in two-wheelers or car segments and about 100% for EV buses by 2030, the crude oil consumption in India will reduce by 156 million tonnes of Rs 3.4 lakh crore. He said that there is an immediate need to decarbonise the transport industry and make it sustainable from the economic and environmental points of view. The government targets to have EV sales of 30% for private cars, 70% for commercial vehicles, 40% for buses and 80% for two and three-wheelers by 2030. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) told the media that the NITI Aayog had inspired 25 states to come up with EV policies, and among all, 15 have already announced state EV policy. Gadkari wanted to make the automobile sector in India rank number one in five years. He also said that India does not have a shortage of lithium ions used for making EV batteries in India. The minister said that a pilot project had been planned to set up an electric highway between Delhi-Mumbai expressway to ease the movement of heavy-duty trucks and passenger buses on electricity. The ministry is also working on the development of an efficient and affordable public transport system. Image Source Also read: TVS Motor and Tata Power ink pact for e-2W charging infra

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