Plan to boost EVs in India

The climate change has garnered the audience world wide and efforts can be seen towards a healthy environment and sustainable lifestyle. The awareness has spread quickly and various inventions are addressing the issue and a lot more is to come as future unfolds. The most impactful change that has become the need of the hour is to restrict the carbon emission and lower the air pollution and thereby global warming as well.

The prime contributor to air pollution in terms of carbon footprint are vehicles. In light of the events, the Supreme Court of India has sought a reply from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. It is in regard to the implementation and fast paced adoption of electric vehicles. The PIL filed states that EVs will safeguard citizen’s right to health and clean air.

The Minister of State for Heavy Industries had promised support for all auto industries on policy to ensure the smooth and efficient transition of the automotive industry to electrical driven vehicles. The reports have informed that three lakh EVs are already sold under the FAME India Scheme. Through allocated budget of Rs 10,000 crores for electric mobility in Union Budget 2019-2020, a provision is there for EVs. The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 is a mission document providing the vision and the roadmap for the faster adoption of electric vehicles and their manufacturing in the country.

To become a global leader and manufacturing hub of electric vehicles in the world, the plan is designed to enhance national fuel security which provides affordable and environmentally transportation.