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Niti mulls to set electric vehicle target for state public transporters

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government is mulling over giving target to state public transporters to deploy certain percentage of electric vehicles in their new orders, while it will refrain from coming out with a policy on electric vehicles, a top Aayog said.

Moreover, the said for the personal transportation, the Aayog is of the view that the market forces should be allowed to decide whether people want to buy or

"We may like to tell states that their carbon footprints must be minimised. We are considering of giving some targets to state public transporters to deploy certain percentage of electric vehicles in their new orders," the told

He further added that,"We don't need a policy on electric vehicles, we need a behavioral change".

The official also said that the government wants to encourage indigenous production of electric vehicles.

As per an estimate, at present has 1 to 1.5 lakh electric vehicles and it is projected to grow to about 5 per cent of the total vehicles in the next five years.

Of the about 24 million vehicles sold in in 2017-18, electric vehicles accounted for barely about 1 per cent.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 10:05 IST
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