Only Electric 2-Wheelers Below 150CC Will Be Sold After 2025? Niti Aayog Suggests To Govt
It seems that the era of electric vehicles is about to begin as the CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant, mentioned that the period beyond 2025 belongs to electric two and three-wheeler vehicles because the young generation would not prefer to buy combustion vehicles.
Future Is Green
Future, all the future companies would ‘go green’ to align with the nation, targeting net-zero carbon emissions by 2070, he claims.
According to the CEO, only electric wheelers below 150 cc will be sold after March 31, 2025.
This would also ensure a rapid transition to electric mobility.
The Niti Aayog has also proposed that three-wheelers sold in the country be electric-only after March 31, 2023, said Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
It seems that sunrise sectors comprising renewables, battery storage, clean mobility, electrolyzers and green hydrogen would grow faster, said New Future Of Sunrise Sectors, Amitabh Kant.
Further, the rapid global disruptions would be one of the reasons for the ‘no future’ of combustion vehicles, he noted.
In terms of electricity, the government has already started meeting the rising demand for electricity due to the new electric vehicles, said Gadkari.
Further adding, “Niti Aayog in its meeting held on May 14, 2019, regarding National Mission for Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage has proposed that after March 31, 2023, only electric three-wheelers (with lithium-ion and other advanced battery chemistry only) shall be sold under the category of two-wheelers and after March 31, 2025, all new sales under the category of two-wheelers”.
Formal Roadmap Finalization
Although, the Formal Roadmap is yet to finalize.
According to Gadkari, the decision had been taken after detailed deliberations with crucial stakeholders of several ministries of the Indian government that are responsible for the cleaning of Indian cities and ensuring a rapid transition to greener mobility methods.
This move will definitely help in making India the manufacturing base for electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers.
After consulting the stakeholder, a formal roadmap for implementing the proposal would be finalized.
So far, the county has over 3,97,184 electric vehicles.