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