News

India Wants Every Car on the Road to be All Electric by 2030

Pollution is a big problem in India and with over a billion people in the sub-continent, traffic contributes a great deal to the air quality. This is why the Indian government is pushing for an initiative that will make all cars sold to be all electric by 2030.

“We are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way,” coal and mines minister Piyush Goyal said at the Confederation of Indian Industry Annual Session 2017 in New Delhi. The first goal is to make electric vehicles self-sufficient in India. Goyal understands that for this to happen, the electric car industry would need two or three years of government assistance, but he was also pragmatic and stated that he expects the production of the vehicles to be “driven by demand and not subsidy” after that period.

India has launched a similar initiative in 2015 with the aim of converting all light bulbs to LED lightbulbs to save on energy bills as well as to lessen the impact on the environment. This time the goal is also to minimize the health risks associated with the pollution as well as to save on petrol imports. According to a Greenpeace report, about 2.3 million Indians die every year due to air pollution in the country, and has called the problem a crisis in public health as well as in economy.

Ron Perillo

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

AOC Gaming 24G2SP – 24 Inch FHD Monitor

The AOC 24G2SP's 165 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms MPRT and FreeSync Premium support eliminate…

1 day ago

AOC 24B3HM – 23.8 Inch FHD Monitor

Enjoy excellent picture quality with the FHD resolution and wide viewing angles of the powerful…

1 day ago

CYBERPOWERPC Luxe Gaming PC

System: Intel Core i7-12700KF Processor (12 Cores, [8P @ 3.60GHz-5.00GHz / 4E @ 2.70GHz-3.80GHz], 20…

1 day ago

Lian Li UNI FAN SL-INF 120 ARGB 3 Pack 

A combination of the original UNI FAN SL and AL with a touch of infinity…

1 day ago

Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed – Wireless Esports Mouse

Made With & Trusted by Pros Tailored for top-tier competition. Developed with esports pros, reshaped…

1 day ago

SaharaGaming SG520 W/O Fan Monochrome Magic ATX Tempered Gaming Case

Enhanced Airflow: Side and bottom air intake mesh panels with dust filters optimize volume airflow…

1 day ago