SIAM en­vi­sions 100% elec­tric ve­hi­cles

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The So­ci­ety of In­dian Au­to­mo­bile Man­u­fac­tur­ers (SIAM) has sub­mit­ted a ‘White Pa­per’ on Elec­tric Ve­hi­cles to the Gov­ern­ment in-line with the Vi­sion of Gov­ern­ment of In­dia to have 100 per cent elec­tric pub­lic mo­bil­ity solutions, and 40 per cent elec­tric per­sonal mo­bil­ity solutions by 2030. The pa­per also delves upon tak­ing it fur­ther, and to a level where a com­plete shift to elec­tric ve­hi­cle regime is achieved by the 100th year of In­dia’s in­de­pen­dence. Rep­re­sent­ing most au­tomak­ers in In­dia, SIAM, through the ‘White Pa­per’ has drawn a vi­sion where new ve­hi­cle sales in the coun­try will be hun­dred per cent elec­tric (bat­tery elec­tric and fuel cell ve­hi­cles) in na­ture by 2047. The roadmap sug­gested in the ‘White Pa­per’ in­cludes all-new ve­hi­cle sales for in­tra-city pub­lic trans­port fleets to be elec­tric by 2030, and 40 per cent of all-new ve­hi­cle sales in the coun­try to be elec­tric ve­hi­cles by 2030. The roadmap has also sug­gested 60 per cent of all­new ve­hi­cle sales in the coun­try to em­ploy greener tech­nolo­gies like hy­brid and other al­ter­nate fu­els by 2030. To en­sure smooth phas­ing in of pure elec­tric ve­hi­cles to sus­tain the tran­si­tion to cleaner fos­sil fuel ve­hi­cles, the in­ter­nal combustion en­gine upgra­da­tion should con­tinue over the next decade. Pro­gres­sively cleaner fos­sil fuel ve­hi­cles would be an es­sen­tial step­ping stone in the jour­ney to hun­dred per­cent elec­tric ve­hi­cle regime.

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