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SIAM wants 2047 deadline for new EVs

SIAM wants 2047 deadline for new EVs

New Delhi: Automobile industry body SIAM has proposed all new vehicle sales in India to be pure electric by 2047 while the same for intra-city public transport fleet can be achieved by 2030. In a white paper submitted to the government, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said it is aiming at 40 per cent of new vehicle sales in the country to be pure electric by 2030.

The paper has been brought out in line with the government’s vision of 100 per cent electric for public mobility and 40 per cent electric for personal mobility by 2030, it said. However, former power minister Piyush Goyal had in April this year said: “The idea is that by 2030, not a single petrol or diesel car should be sold in the country.”

Proposing 100 per cent pure electric vehicles — battery electric and fuel cell — by the 100th anniversary of India’s Independence in 2047, SIAM outlined a road map that includes 60 per cent of new vehicle sales in the country to employ greener technologies like hybrids and other alternative fuels by 2030. To make sure this vision is realised, the industry, the government and various stakeholders need to collaborate and invest with 100 per cent commitment, SIAM president Abhay Firodia said.

PTI