Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has assured that the increased price of electric vehicles will come down in the coming two years. At present, there is a huge difference between the price of electric vehicles and fuel vehicles in the Indian market.
The trend of electric vehicles is in full swing in the country. But in such a situation people are not able to buy electric vehicles even if they want. The reason is that the price of vehicles has increased in the country. At present, there is a huge difference between the price of electric vehicles and fuel vehicles in the Indian market. But in the coming years, this difference in the country will be reduced. The trust yourself Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has.
So that’s why the cost of electric vehicles is high
Gadkari said in a webinar organized by The Sustainability Foundation, Denmark on Sunday evening that with the reduction of electric vehicles, pollution will also be controlled in the country. Responding to a query on the high cost of electric vehicles, Gadkari said that the GST on e-vehicles is just 5% as against 48% on petrol vehicles. Because of the high cost of lithium batteries, the cost of electric vehicles is higher than other vehicles. But Gadkari assured that soon there will be a fall in the price of electric vehicles in the country.
‘India to become a hub of electric vehicles
The Union Minister said that 81% of the total requirement of lithium batteries is being produced locally. He said that research is also being done regarding its alternative and soon any improvement will be seen in this direction. Gadkari said that it is my dream that India becomes the hub of electric vehicles. That’s why I have invited Mercedes and BMW. Additionally, Gadkari said Bajaj (who Bajaj ) and Hero ( Hero ), including major Indian two-wheeler manufacturers made by companies 50% of e-vehicles exported from India ( Export was).
Charging points being built on the roadside
On the question of shortage of charging points for electric vehicles, he said that in the next two years, their number will be increased across the country. He said that at present work is going on to make charging points at 350 places along the road and in the market areas. Apart from this, permission is also being given to petrol pumps to set up charging points for electric vehicles. Gadkari said that many electric vehicle owners in India also have their own chargers. Gadkari said that ‘electric mobility is gaining good momentum in the country’. Gadkari said that once e-vehicles become affordable, they will attract people to opt for this mode of transport.
This is ‘Plan 2030’ for electric vehicles
Nitin Gadkari said that the electric vehicle industry is growing rapidly in the country and due to the reduction in prices in the coming days, its use will see an increase. He said that our target is to have 30% private cars, 70% commercial cars, and 40% buses electric by 2030. To power these vehicles, electricity will be generated from renewable energy sources such as solar and biomass, and not from highly carbon-emitting coal.