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No need for EV policy as action plan ready: NITI CEO

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Asserting that there is no need for a policy for electric vehicles (EVs) as an action plan has been prepared, Aayog today should not be trapped by rules and regulations.

He, however, added that a final call on EV policy will be taken by the government.

"No need for EV policy. Action plan has been prepared. Each ministry has started implementing action plan," Kant said while addressing the media after inaugurated two electric charging stations at Aayog's premises here.

Replying to a query, Kant said instead of trapping technology in rules and regulations, focus should be on promoting new innovations.

"Don't freeze anything for the country. Technology is always ahead of rules and regulations. It becomes difficult to change rules and regulations. Future will be shared economy, future will be connected economy and the future will zero-based emission policy," he said.

Giving the example of Maruti Suzuki, he said became the centre of

"Government will make a final call (on policy). We are pushing whatever innovations are coming.... give freedom for disruption. must become the greatest disruptionist country," he stressed.

Road Transport and Gadkari said the government has already taken many decisions on electric vehicles and the charging stations at Aayog can charge different vehicles manufactured by Tata, Mahindra, or others.

Accelerated adoption of electric and shared vehicles can save USD 60 billion in diesel and petrol costs while cutting down as much as 1 gigatonne (GT) of carbon emissions for by 2030, government think-tank Aayog said in a joint report with

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 18:45 IST