Recently, India officially committed to reducing emissions bu 37% and to sell only electric vehicles by 2030. This is one of the most ambitious announcements regarding electrification next to China’s new commitment to all-electric vehicles.
“This is part of the Narendra Modi government’s vision to helm a renewable-energy revolution in the country. It reckons that the automobile sector’s massive conversion will cut its oil bill by some $60 billion, reduce emissions by 37%, and curb the burgeoning demand for road infrastructure over the next 13 years.” – – Quartz India (online magazine)
They go on to say: “As a precursor, India’s new and renewable energy ministry has been appointed the nodal agency to help procure some 10,000 electric cars this year to replace existing government vehicles.
Various state governments are making their own plans in this regard.
Last week, the southern state of Karnataka approved a policy to promote research & development in electric mobility. It has now made it mandatory to have charging points and pods in all high rises. Maharashtra had waived various taxes for EVs when it became India’s first state to have an electric mass mobility system—in May, taxi aggregator Ola began operating 200 EVs, including taxis, buses, e-rickshaws, and auto-rickshaws in the state’s Nagpur city.”
Considering the fact that India is already taking serious steps towards automotive electrification, the future of electric cars in one of the most populous places on earth looks like a good one indeed.