The road transport and highways minister, Nitin Gadkari said that automakers must make a move to eco-friendly mobility solutions. He says no ban on petrol, diesel vehicles.
He said that there is a concern to ban the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, we are well aware that the automobile industry is contributing to the country’s exports and employment.
Road Transport Minister says No ban on petrol, diesel vehicles
Nitin Gadkari says the ban on petrol, diesel vehicles
During the discussion on demand for grants for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, the Gadkari said that “There is speculation on banning the existing industry, but we are not doing it. We understand that it contributes to the country’s exports and employment, but the switch over must happen at the earliest and (manufacturers must) move to electric, biofuel.”
Auto industry must make the transition to cleaner sources of fuel
He says the auto industry must make the transition to the cleaner sources of fuel as the pollution levels in the country is an important concern. Though the auto industry which is worth Rs.2.45 lakh crore but pollution levels and the oil imports dependency remains a major concern.
Adoption of electric vehicles (EVs)
The common people will adopt electric vehicles naturally as the process so as the automakers will make a move to EVs as the petrol or diesel vehicles will seem to be unprofitable to make.
The automobile industry is not ready to adopt the EVs neither they are in the support of the switch to BS-VI pollution norms, they have resisted switching to such norms. But the government will strictly impose the BS-VI norms from April 1, 2020, he said.
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