The Indian government has been asked by a panel formed by the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to ban diesel-powered four-wheelers by 2027.
To cut emissions across major Indian polluted cities, a government panel has recommended banning diesel-powered four-wheeler vehicles by 2027.
A panel formed by the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas wants the government to ban diesel vehicles and switch to electric and gas-fuelled vehicles in cities with more than a million people.
“By 2030, no city buses should be added which are not electric…diesel buses for city transport should not be added from 2024 onwards,” the panel said in a report posted on the Oil Ministry’s website, according to Reuters news agency.
However, the recommendations are merely advisory in nature and it should be placed before the Cabinet before any decision in this regard is implemented.
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In order to proliferate electric vehicles on Indian roads, the panel has advised the government to consider “targeted extension” of incentives given under Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles scheme (FAME) to beyond March 31.
The FAME scheme was launched in April 2015 under the National Electric Mobility Mission to encourage electric and hybrid vehicle purchases by providing financial support.
India’s annual emissions per person are less than the global average. In 2019 China is estimated to have emitted 27 per cent of world Green House Gas, followed by the US with 11 per cent then India with 6.6 per cent.
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