The government wants to convert 30% of private car sales to electric by 2030: Nitin Gadkari

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There is a lot of emphasis on electric cars in India including the world. About which the Transport Minister of the country Nitin Gadkari has said many times. Recently, Gadkari has talked about the upcoming plan for electric vehicles.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said, "The government intends to reach 30 percent of EV sales for private cars, 70 percent for commercial vehicles and 80 percent for two-wheelers and three-wheelers by 2030, as there is an urgent need to decarbonize the transport sector." the wanted."

Gadkari further said that, if electric vehicles reach 40 percent in two-wheelers and cars segment by 2030 and close to 100 percent for buses, India will be able to reduce crude oil consumption by Rs 3.5 lakh crore by 156 million tonnes. . "There is an urgent need to decarbonize the transport sector and make it sustainable from the point of view of the economy, ecology, and environment," he said while addressing an event organized by industry body FICCI.

"The government intends to reach 30 percent of EV sales for private cars, 70 percent for commercial vehicles, 40 percent for buses, two-wheelers, and 80 percent for three-wheelers by 2030," he said. The Minister for Road Transport and Highways also informed that in the EV Mission, NITI Aayog has inspired 25 states to come up with EV policies, out of which 15 have already announced the State EV Policy.

He said a possible pilot project is being planned to set up an electric highway between Delhi-Mumbai Expressway which will facilitate movement of heavy-duty trucks and passenger buses on electricity. Gadkari said that transport plays a vital role in the overall development of the country, "Globally, India has the longest rail-line length and the second largest road network which carries millions of passengers and tons of goods every day."

He said that his ministry is focusing on the development of efficient and affordable public transport systems like metro rail, rapid rail transit, mono-rail, BRT, intra and intercity bus services. To ease the everyday transportation needs of a large population.