Environmentalists say India is pushing for greener energy by rolling out more e-vehicles for public transport and inviting private players to invest in clean energy technologies, especially in the automotive sector.
At the recently held Auto Expo in New Delhi, auto companies launched electric rickshaws, two-wheelers and even lithium-ion cars, showcasing the latest in electric vehicle technology.
“To fight climate change, reducing emissions is the only way that can be done at this stage. And that is why India is doing its best and setting an example for developing countries,” said Shirish Garud, director of renewable energy technologies at the Energy and Resources Institute.
The country is looking forward to a change in the polluted environment, thanks to carbon dioxide emissions from fuel vehicles and the coal industry.
India, the world’s third-biggest carbon polluter, has finally approved new targets to cut global-warming emissions, more than a year after the United Nations gave a deadline for renewed commitments.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a goal of making India carbon-neutral by 2070. The country plans to install 450 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy by 2030, up from about 105 GW currently, and recently announced a plan to generate 5 . million tons of green hydrogen per year by 2030.