Q1: Why is the electrification of vehicles (EVs) important for India?
A1: Electrification of vehicles is critical in reducing air pollution, decreasing emissions of greenhouse gases, and particulate matter like NO2, CO, and PM, thus improving air quality and public health.
Q2: What are the environmental benefits of EVs compared to conventional vehicles?
A2: EVs offer a zero-emission alternative to traditional combustion engines, potentially reducing PM and NOx emissions by 18 percent, CO2 emissions by 30 percent, and greenhouse gas emissions by 4 percent when fully adopted.
Q3: What targets has India set for EV sales?
A3: India is targeting a significant increase in EV sales, aiming for 30 percent for private cars, 70 percent for commercial vehicles, 40 percent for buses, and 80 percent for two- and three-wheelers by the year 2030.
Q4: Which Indian state is leading in EV sales?
A4: Delhi has taken the lead in EV sales, with electric vehicle sales making up 10.24 percent of the total vehicle sales for the year.
Q5: What initiatives support the adoption of EVs in India?
A5: Initiatives like FAME-India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles) and PLI (Production-Linked Incentive) schemes promote EV adoption. Additionally, the government provides various incentives to bolster the shift towards EVs.
These FAQs highlight the key aspects and progress of India’s journey towards an eco-friendly transportation ecosystem through the adoption of electric vehicles.