Nitin Gadkari on EV: The market of electric vehicles is continuously growing. The government also hopes that EVs will be available in the next few years (EV) The sale can reach new heights. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has expressed hope that one crore electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to be sold annually in India by 2030. This will create about five crore jobs. According to PTI report, the Union Minister, while addressing the 19th EV EXPO 2023, said that 34.54 lakh electric vehicles are already registered in the country.
Nitin Gadkari emphasized that India has the potential to become the world’s top EV manufacturer and the government is committed to making the country self-reliant in the production of clean energy. Gadkari said the government has allowed conversion of existing polluting vehicles to hybrid and full-scale EVs.
He said that the rules for this have been finalized and the technology has been demonstrated successfully. He said that the government intends to rapidly promote EVs in public transport and logistics.
Statistics are also testifying that EV sales are increasing in the country. In November 2023, EV sales across the country reached 1,52,610 units. Which is 26 percent more year-on-year compared to November 2022. Sales of 1,21,598 units were recorded in November last year. If we look at the overall numbers, in the first 11 months of 2023, sales of two-wheelers, three-wheelers, passenger vehicles and commercial EVs in the country reached 13,87,114 units. This is about 50 percent more than in 11 months of last year.
Talking about other news, recently Nitin Gadkari had reportedly said that driverless cars will not come to India. Gadkari had cited the job security of drivers as the reason behind this. He had said that he would never allow driverless cars to enter India. If this happens, many drivers will lose their jobs. Gadkari said that he will not let this happen.