GADKARI PLANS TO HAVE 30% OF ELECTRONIC CAR SALES BY 2030

The Indian government is aiming to sell EVs for 30% private, 70% for commercial vehicles, and 80% for two and three-wheelers. Union Minister Nithin Gadkari said on Friday that there is an immediate need for EVs, and decarbonize the automobile sector and the plan is to do it by 2030.

“There is an immediate need to decarbonize the transport sector and make it sustainable from the economy, ecology and environmental point of view”, he said on Friday while speaking at a virtual event. Gadkari pointed out that if EVs expand to 40% in the two-wheelers and car sector and close to 100% in buses for transport by 20230, India would be able to cut down on crude oil consumption by 156 million tonnes.

The Road Transport and Highways Minister said that the NITI AYog has inspired 25 states to come with electric vehicle policies out of which 15 of them have already launched their EV state policies. He said it was his dream to make India’s automobile sector number one in the world.

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SUBTLE HEART RENDERING COMEDY, SUFFICIENTLY DRAMATIC, GRIPPING CHAOS AND BITTERSWEET HUMOUR; A HIGH END COCKTAIL OF SCINTILLATING ENSEMBLE CAST AND CHARACTERS, WRITER- DIRECTOR CHIDAMBARAM ENDURES ALL STORMS TO DELIVER A WINNER

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