One thing comes to mind when peoples are talking about the electric car is clean energy. India is looking to replace all fossil fuel cars in the market until the end of 2030. Pollution or climate agreement may be a reason to move with clean energy. Actually, 4 cities come from India in top 10 polluted city list. The Indian government is committed to developing energy with the non-fossil fuel source. However, elected government show intend to develop clean energy, the government has plans to increase electric generation by the renewable source like the solar power plant. many are thinking the India Electric car plan is ambitious.
Power Minister Piyush Goyal said while addressing the CII Annual Session 2017 .”We are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way. We are going to make electric vehicles self-sufficient like UJALA. The idea is that by 2030, not a single petrol or diesel car should be sold in the country,”
Why Electric Cars
Pollution is a big problem in India. Many cities are over a polluted and large number of people die because of air pollution and the transport play one of the main roles in pollution. India is the fourth largest carbon emitter in the world. Probably electrifying will help to reduce pollutant from airs. Last year India’s capital is facing high dust and polluted particle in the air at Delhi after festival Diwali. Consequently, the Delhi government decided to implement odd-even plan to control pollution level.
The companies like Mahindra, Reva electric car company, and OLA are working to introduce it to common people. However, Tesla is also planning to launch the cars in India. India market is huge because of the population. In 2013 India introduced National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020, for increasing local capabilities to control pollution growth. Nowadays two fully electric cars available in India. Motorcycles, scooters, hybrid cars and buses are available which are capable of running on electricity.
The most challenging thing in Indian market is charging stations. From a long time, peoples make their habits for petroleum fuel. The number of petrol pumps is available insufficient number but charging stations present in nominal number. The charging infrastructure takes the time to fully develop. New initiatives of India Electric car help to develop solar powered power charging stations.
India has committed to developing 40% of its electricity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030. Producing non-fossil fuel source is not only government aims, with the help of electric vehicles government want to reduce total carbon emission of the country.
The dependency for fossil fuel totally depends on other countries. Country’s crude oil imports for 2014-15 was approximately 7,00,000 crore rupees. Future demand for fossil fuel is not constant. The forecasting report shows variations on fuel demand cause of electric vehicles demands. India is fast growing economy and government invest sufficient money for crude oils. Investment in electric cars helpful for government, customers, environment. And also decrease dependency.
How it’s possible
The Indian city Nagpur became the country’s first city with 200 electric vehicles. The Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated India’s first “multi-modal electric vehicle project”. Project include Mahindra e-20 plus vehicles and Ola investment for charging infrastructure.
The government data shows more than 22 crore Motors vehicles are registered. And government wills to convert the market in electric market, it only possible when a large number of automobile manufacturer introduced electric vehicles for different customers. Government ease policies. Awareness of customers. And economical option. Today available cars are costly and not for everyone.
The newly elected government is strong in general election, the BJP won 282 seats. 65% of Indian population is 35 or under 35. More than 600 million population is youth, and youth are well understood the terms like the economy, clean energy, significance of clean energy. Hence their initiatives for clean energy and talking about clean energy also provides political benefits.
ISRO’s electric car
Have you read: ISRO’s GSLV Mark III Successfully Launched
ISRO has developed the solar electric car. The Lithium Ion battery is designed for this. These hybrid vehicles are the seen as a long-term solution. ISRO also use Lithium Ion batteries in GSLV Mark 3. The solar panel is placed on the roof of the car. The internal combustion engine in Maruti Suzuki Omni is replaced by the electric motor.
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