November 20, 2017

Rickshaws to jump-start India’s all-electric drive (Yahoo)

Rickshaws to jump-start India’s all-electric drive (Yahoo)

India will roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and auto rickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming weeks, setting it on the bumpy road to making new vehicle sales all-electric by 2030.

India, one of the world’s most polluted nations, has one of the most ambitious plans to kick its fossil fuel addiction.

Analysts say the target is “daunting”.

Transport is a major source of India’s carbon emissions and the Greenpeace group blames at least 1.2 million deaths a year in the country on pollution.

Getting off diesel and petrol would improve the nation’s health and bolster India’s bid to meet the bold climate change targets it pledged in Paris in 2015.

India is not alone in wanting all-electric cars, though it is aiming to go faster than others.

Britain and France have said they want to end the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2040.

But electric and hybrid models make up just three percent of all cars on the road worldwide, say London-based consultancy firm PwC.

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That figure is even lower in India, underscoring the enormity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s electric challenge. Read more

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