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  • 19 June, 2020

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India to be the manufacturing hub for E-vehicles in next 5 years

India to be the manufacturing hub for E-vehicles in next 5 years

  • Union Minister for Road Transport& Highways and MSMEs Shri Nitin Gadkari has expressed confidence that in the next five years, India will become a manufacturing hub for electric vehicles.
  • He said, the Government is trying to extend best possible concessions to this sector, and has lowered the GST on electrical vehicles to 12 per cent.
  • Addressing a webinar on ‘India's Electric Vehicle Roadmap post-COVID-19’ today, the Minister said, he was aware of the issues facing the EV sector, but was also sure of the things to change as the sales volumes increase.
  • The world is no more interested in doing business with China, which is a very good opportunity for Indian industry to pick up the shift in business.
  • With petroleum fuel being available in limited quantity, the world has to look for alternate and cheap sources of power.
  • Electric and bio fuels stand a good chance for adoption.
  • He also indicated towards the ensuing vehicle scrapping policy, and commented that it will give a fillip to auto manufacturing sector.
  • The Minister recalled the London model of public transport, where private and public investment is working well.
  • He said, adopting similar approach will be beneficial for both the poor commuters and the civic administration.
  • He indicated towards working on a pilot project for developing an electric highway on the upcoming Delhi-Mumbai Green Corridor.

Source: PIB


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