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Govt. sets Ethanol production & EV sales target

Govt. of India aims to achieve electric car sales penetration of 30% by 2030.

Mr. Nitin Gadkari, the minister of road transport and highways, has announced new targets for ethanol production and EV sales to reduce pollution levels in the country.

The minister stated that flex-fuel vehicles would play a crucial role in decarbonising the transport sector. The government is aiming at an Rs. 2 lakh crore ethanol economy from its present size of Rs. 20,000 crore. The development of an extensive ethanol industry would mean new markets for the country's biomass and agriculture sector.

The use of bio-CNG and green hydrogen is also expected to reduce air pollution. The government aims to set up 10,000 CNG stations in the country.

Further, the government intends to achieve electric vehicle sales penetration of 30% for private cars, 70% for commercial vehicles, 40% for buses, and 80% for 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers by 2030.

 
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