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No plan to ban petrol, diesel vehicles

13/08/2019 | Author: Autoguide | 0 Comments Back To Home   < Previous News   |   Next news >

Govt has no plan to ban petrol and diesel vehicles

Union Petroleum Minister Mr Dharmendra Pradhan made it clear recently that the Government has no plan to ban petrol and diesel vehicles even as electric vehicles are a priority to cut oil imports and check pollution.
 
Conventional energy sources of coal and oil constitute more than 80 per cent of the country’s energy basket and the demand for energy will continue to grow as the economy expands further. EV is a priority but the incremental requirement of fuel will have to be met through a combination of BS-VI grade petrol and diesel, CNG and biofuels alongside EV, he told journalists on the sidelines of an industry event.
 
NITI Aayog has floated an ambitious proposal that states only electric vehicles should be sold in India after 2030.
 
Striking a realistic note, Mr Pradhan said: Is there any Government paper that mentions that petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned from a particular date? India cannot afford to do that”.
 
The country consumed 211.6 million tonnes of petroleum products in 2018-19. Of this, diesel consumption was 83.5 million tonnes and petrol 28.3 million tonnes. All of the petrol and bulk of diesel is consumed by automobiles.
 

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