Cars in India | Autoportal.com

Grab Exciting Deals on New Cars! Hurry, Limited Period Offer!

All Electric Vehicle Fleet's Future Still Undecided For India!

All Electric Vehicle Fleet's Future Still Undecided For India!

Snapshot: Union minister Anant Geete says Indian government has not set any timeframe for adoption of pure electric mobility in the country.

- Comments    |    Write Comment

While the Indian government is showing keenness to introduce zero emission pure electric mobility across the country by 2030, union minister Anant Geete says the government has not set any specific timeframe for the implementation of the zero emission mobility. This comes creating confusion as the comment marks an 180 degree turn from the government’s previous stance.

Not very long ago, union minister Nitin Gadkari said that his government will bulldoze the automakers who won’t comply with the government’s EV strategy. This statement drew flak from the automakers and the component manufacturers as well. Interestingly, Mr. Geete’s statement comes just a few days after the government has cleared that currently there is no need for a specific EV policy in India.

While this 180 degree turn of the government might cause some confusion, it would also give breather to the auto manufacturers. Several automakers present in India have already cleared that absence of a specific EV policy won’t affect the country’s drive towards adopting electric mobility. While the government has stated that no specific EV policy is being implemented as of now, that doesn’t mean the Mission EV 2030 has been dropped.

As we reported just a few days ago, government agency EESL is gearing up to float its second global tender for another 10,000 electric vehicles. This reveals that the Indian government is on its path to introduce the electric mobility in the country. Speaking about the EESL’s second tender for EVs, these green cars will be leased to various state governments for their vehicle fleet.

While Tata Motors and Mahindra were awarded the first tender last year, in the second phase, EESL is expecting to see greater participation from more auto manufacturers and it is also hopeful to see even lower bid from the brands.

Related car news

  • Electric Vehicle Buyers to Get Cash Incentive from Government 15-05-2018 Mainak Electric Vehicle Buyers to Get Cash Incentive from Governmen...
  • Mercedes-Benz India to Develop Electric Cars in Pune 20-06-2018 Mayank Gupta Mercedes-Benz India to Develop Electric Cars in Pune
  • BMW iNext All-Electric SUV Teased 18-05-2018 Mainak BMW iNext All-Electric SUV Teased
  • Tesla Model X Sets New Record, Tows a Boeing 787 16-05-2018 Autoportal Team Tesla Model X Sets New Record, Tows a Boeing 787
  • Audi Plans to Sell 8 Lakh Electric Cars in 2025 10-05-2018 Autoportal Team Audi Plans to Sell 8 Lakh Electric Cars in 2025
  • Volkswagen Will Launch One New EV Every Month From 2022 14-03-2018 Mainak Volkswagen Will Launch One New EV Every Month From 2022
Helpline