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New Delhi: An Oil ministry panel suggested the Indian Government ban diesel four-wheelers by 2027 and guided them to switch to electric and gas-fuelled vehicles. The panel said in a report posted on the oil ministry’s website, “By 2030, no city buses should be added which are not electric diesel buses for city transport should […]

Edited By : Yashashvi Tak | Updated: May 8, 2023 18:56 IST
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New Delhi: An Oil ministry panel suggested the Indian Government ban diesel four-wheelers by 2027 and guided them to switch to electric and gas-fuelled vehicles.

The panel said in a report posted on the oil ministry’s website, “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 Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has formed an Energy Transition Advisory Committee, which is led by former oil secretary Tarun Kapoor. It is unclear whether the petroleum ministry would seek cabinet approval to execute the findings of its panel.

According to the panel’s findings, the government should examine the “targeted extension” of incentives provided under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles programme (FAME) beyond March 31 in order to increase the use of electric vehicles in the country.

According to the panel, new registrations of purely electric-powered city delivery vehicles should be permitted beginning in 2024. It also advocated for increased use of rails and gas-powered trucks for commercial transportation. In two to three years, the country’s railway network is scheduled to be entirely electric.

Long-distance buses in India will need to be powered by electricity in the long run, with petrol serving as a transition fuel over the next 10-15 years.

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First published on: May 08, 2023 06:56 PM IST

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