No Ban on Petrol and Diesel Vehicles Despite Government Push Towards Electric Vehicles : Nitin Gadkari | 2YODOINDIA

No Ban on Petrol and Diesel Vehicles Despite Government Push Towards Electric Vehicles : Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways has said that government is not planning to stop registration of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, including diesel and petrol fuel vehicles despite’s the government’s push towards faster and widespread adoption of electric vehicles and use of alternative fuels like ethanol, bio-LNG, green hydrogen in India. 

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari further said that the government’s commitment towards sustainable fuel and green energy stating he is also trying to encourage the use of 50% ethanol in aviation fuel.

Nitin Gadkari Said :

“We are encouraging (adoption of) electric vehicles (EVs), and (use) of alternative fuels like ethanol, bio-LNG, green hydrogen. (But) we are not going to stop anything (ICE vehicles),”.

Nitin Gadkari said that the sale of EVs has increase as people are giving good response.

“I feel that we don’t need to make anything (electric vehicles) mandatory,”

Nitin Gadkari also point out that 250 startups are working on e-vehicles and this will reduce the cost of EVs.

Nitin Gadkari Said :

“I am going to buy a car next month, which will run on hydrogen.” 

A proposal was put forward to ban the use of electric three wheelers, and two wheelers by 2025 to push more electric vehicles in the country in 2019.

But, auto companies express their dissatisfaction over the proposal, saying a blanket ban on the use of petrol and diesel vehicles won’t help the cause of green vehicles. 

There is no development on this front from the government’s side as many countries move towards zero use of ICE vehicles by 2030.

The Indian Government of the day is pushing towards the use of clean energy in automobiles by offering various incentives and schemes for adoption of EVs.

The government is offering subsidies under the FAME II policy, various state govts are also encouraging residents to opt for electric vehicles by offering hefty benefits.

Government is aggressively working to reduce polluting vehicles on road by introducing the scrappage policy and also use of flex fuel engines in vehicles. 

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