According to the reported study by Reuters, India has been working hard to minimize the amount of contaminant-emitting cars on highways and by 2026 at least 40% of its flood has been electrified by the Indian Government.
As soon as next year, the administration will want the cab businesses to begin adding electric vehicles to their fleet. Officials set a target of 2.5% of electricity by 2021, 5% by 2022, 10% by 2023, and 40% by 2026, according to the study.
Not that Indian cab businesses have previously didn’t attempt to electrify their cars. Ola attempted to include electric vehicles in her fleet, however, because of an absence of infrastructure and heavy operating costs she had to pull out.
The government’s orders are seen as a measure to fulfil its commitment under the 2015 Paris Convention on Climate Change. India will assist to cut the cash spent on oil imports by pushing for electric vehicles. The concept is “to push the power supply by public transportation.”
Niti Aayog – together with other ministries, including Renewable Energy, Road and Transport, and the Department of Heavy Industry and Commerce, the Indian Government Think Tank suggested that all commercially available new automobiles should be powered from 2026.
In addition, scooters and motorcycles sold for shipment are also expected to be electric from 2023.
This is not the first step that the Indian Government is trying to bring up clean energy into the country. There are many more projects that are going to come up in the future years.
The government needs to set up infrastructure such as power charging stations before adopting electrification of vehicles and provide subsidies to electric vehicle manufacturers so that operating costs and feasibility can not impede implementation.
What do you suggest, do these steps will make India a clean energy country? or just like old times, this project would be nothing much a failure because of the inappropriate method of execution?