Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has finally laid the proposal for all new vehicle sales in India to be purely electric by 2047.
In a white paper, the automobile industry body mentioned that it is aiming at 40% of new vehicle sales in India to be purely electric by 2030.
The paper is drafted in accordance with the Government’s vision of 100% electric vehicles for improved public transportation and 40% electric vehicles for personal mobility by 2030.
Earlier this year, former Power Minister, Piyush Goyal said that by 2030, not even a single petrol or diesel car should be sold in India.
SIAM has proposed 100% pure electric vehicles by 2047, which is the 100th anniversary of India’s Independence. The association has even formulated a strategy, which includes 60% of new vehicle sales in India to resort to greener technologies, which includes hybrids and the use of alternative fuels by 2030.
To ensure the completion the industry, Government as well as the stakeholders needs to collaborate and invest with total commitment. For smooth phasing of pure electric vehicles and to maintain the switch to cleaner fossil fuel vehicles, the internal combustion engine must continue to be upgraded over the next decade. The white paper also mentioned that cleaner fossil fuel vehicles will be an essential stepping stone towards achieving 100% pure electric.
SIAM President Abhay Firodia said that the proposed policy measures in the white Paper will be needed for creating a strong market for electric vehicles in India and such a policy must be sustained over time.
He even added that there must not be sudden changes and the much needed changes should take place with minimum confusion which may lead to socio-economic impact with respect to industrial growth, employment and sustenance of people in the auto industry.