E-mo­bil­ity to be Pre­ferred Mode of Road Trans­port by Next Decade: Amitabh Kant

FICCI Business Digest - - Briefings -

The stage is set to ad­dress the dire need for creat­ing sus­tain­able mo­bil­ity so­lu­tions with e-mo­bil­ity emerg­ing as the pre­ferred mode of mo­bil­ity for the fu­ture. In­dia's ve­hic­u­lar trans­porta­tion sce­nario will un­dergo a sea change by the next decade as the coun­try will emerge as the big­gest pas­sen­ger car mar­ket by 2030, where ev­ery sec­ond car sold will be in In­dia.

This was stated by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, while speak­ing on 'Pro­mot­ing Sus­tain­able Mo­bil­ity So­lu­tions', ahead of the two-day Global Mo­bil­ity Sum­mit, in New Delhi on 5 Septem­ber 2018, co­hosted by FICCI and NITI Aayog.

Kant said that at present 76 per cent of all ve­hi­cles sold were 2wheel­ers which con­sumed 64 per cent of fuel and ac­counted for 30 per cent of pol­lu­tion, while 3-wheel­ers caused 5 per cent of pol­lu­tion. In ad­di­tion, 70 per cent of goods trans­porta­tion was on lor­ries which too were a ma­jor con­trib­u­tors to ve­hic­u­lar pol­lu­tion.

He said that the chal­lenge for the coun­try was to bat­terycharge all modes of road trans­port ve­hi­cles, and there­fore, it was im­per­a­tive to sub­sti­tute fos­sil fu­els with cleaner al­ter­na­tive fu­els for both in­ter-city and in­tra-city move­ment of ve­hi­cles.

Busi­nesses, he said, need to be aware of and seize the op­por­tu­ni­ties that are set to emerge from the emo­bil­ity and shar­ing of ve­hi­cles space and rise to the chal­lenge of R&D for de­vel­op­ing tech­nolo­gies for har­ness­ing re­new­ables and ef­fi­cient bat­tery stor­age.

Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.

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