NITI Aayog Proposes Formation Of Committee For Zero Emission Vehicles

NITI Aayog proposes formation of six committees that will look in to different aspects required to create a sustainable ecosystem for EVs in India.

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To develop a strategy for zero emission vehicles, NITI Aayog has submitted a draft cabinet note to the Parliament proposing steps to promote electric vehicles (EVs) in India and accomplish the Centre's aim of going all-electric by 2030. Minister of State for Planning Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to the Lok Sabha said that NITI Aayog has proposed the formation of six committees that will look in to different aspects required to create a sustainable ecosystem for EVs in India.

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"NITI Aayog has submitted a draft cabinet note on developing a strategy to scale up transformative mobility for uptake of zero emission vehicles and ancillary technology," Singh told PTI.

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On the think tanks proposition of installing committees, he said, "Each committee, to be headed by the respective secretaries, will decide issues pertaining to finalization of non-fiscal incentive; promotion of last mile connectivity; electric mobility in public transport; technology development of R&D electric mobility; charging infrastructure for electric mobility, and demand and supply side incentive.

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In February this year, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that there is no need for a policy for electric vehicles (EVs) as an action plan has been prepared. Earlier this week, State-run Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) announced its plan to acquire close to 20,000 electric vehicles for government use with an investment of ₹ 2,400 crore. The order will see the government acquiring these EVs by March, 2019.

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