INDIA AIMING TO BECOME AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE NATION

Electric vehicles(EVs) are growing in popularity and certainly in mind space. They are cleaner, eco-friendly and more efficient. Electric cars are certain to increase in numbers in the near future. While many nations have already made progress in establishing charging stations across regular intervals, the realm of EVs is still at its nascent in India.

The reasons for transitioning to all-electric sales are numerous. Firstly, India’s air pollution is worsening at alarming rates, contributing to 1.2 lakh deaths a year. India is heavily dependent on oil imports with a projected of 8500 crores ($85 billion).
Even as a clutch of automakers companies like Mahindra, Toyota, Suzuki Motors, Ford, Tata and Hyundai are ready to gear up to create an ecosystem and eco-friendly electric vehicles(EV). The Indian Government is trying their best and leaving no stones to turn our India into electric vehicle nation. The government is working on a scheme to provide electric vehicles on zero down payment for which people can pay out of their savings on expensive fossil fuels e.g: Petrol, Diesel.etc, by becoming an electric vehicle nation by 2030.

WHAT IS ELECTRIC VEHICLES?

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The electric vehicles also referred to as EV, is one or more electric motors or traction motors for propulsion. An electric vehicle may be powered through a collector system by electricity from off vehicles sources or may be self-contained with a battery, solar panels or a generator to convert fuel to electricity. EVs include road and rail vehicles, surface and underwater vessels, electric aircraft, and electric spacecraft.

WHY ELECTRIC VEHICLES MUST BE USED IN INDIA?

• It helps the user save money

• It promotes a clean and safe environment

• It helps to reduce fossil fuels like petrol and diesel

• It helps to reduce pollution

• It produces zero emissions

• It is easy to maintain

• It proves beneficial for both the consumers and the nation in the long run

• Running cost is less

• It is eco-friendly

 

MAJOR CHALLENGES

• One of the major hurdles is charging. It is not feasible to take an EV for a long distance journey due to lack of sufficient charging stations.

• Lack of charging infrastructure

• A lot of lithium-ion batteries are required

• Lithium-ion batteries are expensive as it requires a huge investment.

• Erratic power supply.

COUNTRIES ON EV DRIVE

NORWAY

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The country’s EVs are the cleanest in the world as 98% of the electricity generated is sourced from hydropower. Norway’s capital, Oslo, has dedicated bus lanes for EVs, along with recharging stations.

 

NETHERLANDS

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By the close of 2016, Netherlands had recorded 113,636 registrations of high-way legal light-duty plug-in EVs. The Dutch parliament is currently focused on banning the sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2025.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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By December 2016, the sales of EVs in the US were higher than they had ever been registered. While early adopters of the EVs charge their cars at home, the USA has deployed charging stations across the country for public charging.

“Electric cars are certain to increase in numbers in the near future. What will be interesting to see is how soon India adapts to it and implements it. The shift towards electric vehicles will also enhance India’s energy security, and reduce the nation’s oil import dependence.”

                                                                                                                              -Krishna Chaitanya

References:
India aiming to be an electric vehicle nation by 2030
How India is paving its way for an electric vehicle nation
India planning to make more incentives for electric vehicles
India will stick to plan of having 100% electric mobility by 2030
Will India be able to meet its all-electric cars target by 2030?

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85 thoughts on “INDIA AIMING TO BECOME AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE NATION

    1. Yes you are right. As many of the countries are using electric vehicles in the world. I feel that it is the right decision if India uses electric vehicles as well. As it is Eco-friendly and easy maintain. Cars are getting better every year due to rapid increase in technology…

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  1. Your welcome Sue mam and thank you so much for the wishes. I read your blogs quite a lot these days. As it is very interesting to read your blog as well. I would like to thank you so much for liking and following my blog as well ☺️.

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    1. Firstly I would like to thank you so much for liking and following my blog Naiem sir. Secondly The Indian Government is trying their level best and leaving no stones to convert the country into an electric vehicle nation. The measures which the Indian Government must take I feel is that they must set up more programmes and seminars about electric vehicles, bring up more of incentives and schemes and lastly the Indian Government must educate people about electric vehicles.

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  2. Namaste,

    A thorough research and analysis is essential for any kind of factual work of literature. Your interpretation of things was what drew me towards the post till the end.
    Coming to EV and it’s future in India….I think it’s necessary that we Indians work to make it more popular, spread it’s awareness and also to modify it as per Indian requirements because local people know there requirements the best.
    I will for sure speak about EV to my family and acquaintance and help.

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    1. Thank you so much for liking and following my blog.Yes you are right Pooja Mohanty the people of our country must educate, spread and bring awareness about Electric Vehicles. Even The Indian Government must make a lot of programmes, seminars and educate our people about electric vehicles. Hope that India becomes a Electric Vehicle Nation as soon as possible.

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  3. A very interesting and informative post indeed, my friend! Thank you for visiting my blog! I have followed you too and shall wait for more interesting stuff to come my way!
    Much love,
    Sann💞

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  4. I have replied your post regarding electric vehicles.

    These challenges should be done by youth not politican or business man as their motive is money not the vibes of emission free land.

    2030 challenge are the present can be vital but will it really reach every part of India?

    Need the foundation before reaching to fought with the challenge.

    Thank you so much.
    Reema

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  5. While UK and other European Countries have set their target to convert from fossil fuel based vehicle to EVs by 2040 , India has made a highly ambitious target to convert by 2030, which seems improbable, if not impossible, to me just as the govt. claims to double the farmers income by 2022. Very nice blog.

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