Cost of EVs to be at par with petrol-run automobiles in next 2years said, Nitin Gadkari

Cost of EVs to be at par with petrol-run automobiles in next 2years said, Nitin Gadkari

Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said the rapid strides in technology and green fuel will reduce electric automobiles bringing them to par with petrol-run vehicles in the upcoming two years and also making vehicles affordable compared to petrol vehicles.

Gadkari said on Tuesday “I can say within a maximum of two years, the cost of electric scooter, car, autorickshaw will be same as petrol-driven scooter, car, autorickshaw. Prices of lithium-ion batteries are coming down. We are developing this chemistry of zinc-ion, aluminum-ion, sodium-ion batteries. If petrol, you are spending Rs 100, then on the electric vehicle you will spend Rs 10 (for using),”.

Replying to the converse in Lok Sabha on the demand for road transport and highway, Gadkari has stressed the need to shift to cheaper indigenous fuel hoping that will be a reality soon, bringing the pollution level down and improving the general condition in Delhi.

Urging MPs to adopt hydrogen technologies for transport, the minister asked them to take initiative in their respective districts for converting sewage water to produce green hydrogen.

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