India is Shifting to All-Electric Cars VERY Soon

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.

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Check out the Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Electric Fisker Emotion

 

There isn’t a ton of information available on the upcoming Fisker Emotion; however, these stunning images recently hit the net, how could we resist posting these? Henrik Fisker is a design genius and, we all agreed, he knocked this exterior out of the park. We wish we had more information.

Here are a few things we know (According to Fisker):

  • The Fisker Emotion is all-electric
  • It will have up to a 400 mile range
  • Top speed is 161 mph
  • Prices start at about $130,000
  • The Fisker Emotion is slated to go into production in 2019

If Henrik Fisker is able to pull this vehicle off, he will be competing directly against Elon Musk. There’s nothing as good for the automotive consumer as competitive automakers.