Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world and Indian leaders stepping up to make a change.
Millions of people demand eco-friendly transformation – reduce tailpipe emissions from urban transportation. According to the International Council for Clean Transportation, about 74,000 premature deaths were the result of air pollution from transportation tailpipe emissions in India in 2015.
The number of motor vehicles on the roads double every 8-10 years and the situation is getting worth in India. The county has set a goal to reduce oil dependency and move towards renewable and clean sources of energy.
In 2017, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari made an ambitious announcement that he intended for India to move to 100% electric cars by 2030.
“I am going to do this, whether you like it or not. And I am not going to ask you. I will bulldoze it,” he said at an industry conference.
Electric vehicles are the best choice for India, and according to a survey by the Economic Times 90% of car owners are ready to switch to EVs.
Companies are designing products suitable for the Indian market, inventing e-rickshaws and electric auto-rickshaws. Right now the majority of vehicles sold are electric two-wheelers.
To meet the government’s goal will cost the car industry an estimated INR70 billion. India wants to become a global manufacturer of electric vehicles.