India has no Plans to Completely Ban Gasoline Cars, says Oil Minister
The government of India has no plans to completely ban Gasoline vehicles. According to Dharmendra Pradhan, Indian Oil Minister, the continuously rising demand for fuel needs to be met and it can happen only through the combination of fossil fuels, biofuels, and electric vehicles.
After the announcement of Budget 2019, it was clear that the government wants the country to accept electric vehicles at the earliest. As per the clauses in the new budget, India plans to significantly boost the use of an electric vehicle but the incremental requirement of the fuel also needs to be met. According to the Indian Oil Minister, the demand can only be met through a combination of BS-VI grade petrol and diesel, CNG, and bio-fuels along with EVs.
As per the reports, India relies on imports to meet 80% oil demand of the country and EVs are the best way to reduce these excessive costs. Though the importance of electric vehicles is very high, the balance between the fuels must be maintained. Indian government plans the reduction of gasoline while boosting up EV use and by the year 2030, the use of gasoline vehicles is expected to go to level 0.
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