Blueprint drawn to boost production of EVs: Gadkari

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Sep 2018 09:05:12


 

NEW DELHI,


Govt expectation is to take the number of EVs to 15 pc of the total vehicles in the next five years, says Gadkari

 

UNION Minister Nitin Gadkari has said a blueprint has been drawn to boost production of electric vehicles (Evs) in the country and take their share to 15 per cent of total automobiles in the next five years. It is about time that India should think seriously to promote green vehicles and curb pollution, the Minister who is rallying for the EVs and alternative fuel vehicles said.


“The demand for electric vehicles is huge in India. Our expectation is to take the number of electric vehicles to 15 per cent of the total vehicles in India in the next five years,” the Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister told PTI. Gadkari said the expectation of taking electric vehicles to 15 per cent of India’s total vehicles could easily be achieved as ‘there is huge appetite’ for it.


“My ministry has prepared a detailed report to promote electric vehicles through non-fiscal incentives,” the Minister Nitin Gadkari said clarifying that subsidy was not needed.
The Minister said surging demand for such vehicles will automatically see a reduction in prices while Government was committed to creating a matching infrastructure for these.