The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) is a government think tank that has come up with a new goal for electric vehicles. Going by the most recent cabinet note, NITI Aayog has suggested that from the year 2030, the only vehicles for sale should be electric. This would greatly amplify the range and usage of all kinds of electric vehicles. The idea is proposed as an effort to improve the effective utilization of clean-fuel technologies according to NITI Aayog.
Earlier in the month the transport ministry planned on releasing a draft that would make sure the government only permitted the selling of electric three-wheelers beyond 2023 and two-wheelers beyond 2025. Now though, the new plan focuses on more than simply creating targets. In their cabinet note, NITI Aayog also talks about delegating responsibilities according to the different ministries. For example, road transport and highways ministry will handle the construction of a strategy to abate sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.
Additionally, there are discussions of “e-highways” which would possess an overhead electricity network to enable specific trucks and buses to utilize the national highways. For now, Sweden is the only region where the electric highways are already in effect, although recently Germany has begun the initial tests for these highways. The major transport vehicles such as buses and trucks would occupy these e-highways as completely electric vehicles using the same type of jointed framework that conveys current to a train, and when they come off the highway, they can continue operating as hybrid vehicles.
Another focus of the cabinet note persisted that radio cab services like Uber should become entirely electric as well. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Transport for India, says that this project will be completed only after conferring with the auto industry. Bajaj and TVS Motor Company are among those who are highly unimpressed with the government’s aggressive electric scooter plans.