E-vehicles or e-mobility?
India has unique reasons for faster adoption of electric vehicles but we need to be bold and aggressive in our plans.
India's Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari recently threw the cat among the pigeons. He told a gathering of automobile industry executives that he would not hesitate to "bulldoze" his way to alternative fuels in the country. "Whether you like it or not" India will move to electric and biomass-fuelled vehicles in the "interest of pollution and saving on fuel import bills". This statement, made at the annual convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), sent shock waves in the powerful industry. "We are already doing more than necessary to make transitions to cleaner vehicle technology," they said.