In what seems to be developing into a global push to substitute gasoline and diesel cars for electric or hybrid ones, the Indian government has also announced that it wants the country’s car companies to prepare themselves for upcoming changes in legislation.
India will be joining France, the UK, and China which have announced similar plans of their own from as early as last July.
According to a road map developed by India’s top think-tank, the country could electrify all of its new vehicles by 2030.
This milestone would be accomplished by limiting registration of petrol and diesel cars while giving incentives and subsidies on sales of electric cars.
For now, only Mahindra & Mahindra produces electric cars in India, a scenario that may change soon. According to Guenter Butschek, managing director of Tata Motors, the company is already exploring the possibility of building electric cars on its existing platform.
Also, executives from Hyundai Motor Co have claimed the company is contacting some of its suppliers for components for electric cars.
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