Every car sold in India will be powered by electricity by the year 2030, according to plans unveiled by the country’s energy minister.
|Delhi is India's most polluted city, according to Greenpeace,|
with concentrations of particulate matter 13 times the
limit set by the World Health Organisation
The move is intended to lower the cost of importing fuel and lower costs for running vehicles.
“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.
Comparing the drive to a 2015 initiative in the country to reduce energy bills by promoting LED lightbulbs, he told reporters: "We are going to make electric vehicles self-sufficient... The idea is that by 2030, not a single petrol or diesel car should be sold in the country.”
Read Harriet Agerholm’s story in the Independent - “India to make every single car electric by 2030 in bid to tackle pollution that kills millions.”