No Petrol, Diesel Vehicles in India

Apr 10, 2024 1 min read
No Petrol, Diesel Vehicles in India

India's Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, believes that India can stop using petrol and diesel cars completely. In an interview, he said that while it's a tough goal, it's not impossible. He wants to get rid of more than 36 crore petrol and diesel vehicles in the country. He thinks this will help India save money, which can be used to help farmers and create jobs.

Gadkari has been talking about using biofuels and other fuels instead of petrol and diesel since 2004. He wants to reduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on hybrid vehicles to 5% and on flex engines to 12% to make them more affordable.
Gadkari didn't give a specific date for when all cars in India will be electric.

He believes that India can end fuel imports by promoting the use of biofuels. He thinks this change will happen in the next five to seven years.
Environmental activists support the move towards electric vehicles but are worried about how India's electricity is made.

They say that India needs to use more renewable energy sources to power electric cars to help fight climate change.

In conclusion, Nitin Gadkari's plan to make India use more electric vehicles is a big step towards a cleaner environment. Even though it's a big challenge, Gadkari is confident that India can become more self-reliant and sustainable by promoting alternative fuels and electric vehicles.

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