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Push for electric vehicles in bid to curb Delhi air pollution

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IEBusiness) Electric Vehicles represent one of the most promising pathways to increase energy security and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants.

As Delhi continues to grapple with rising air pollution, the air quality dropped drastically. Pollution caused by the transport section is majorly responsible and prevails throughout the year.

Any shift to Electric Vehicles (EVs) will help India’s strategy for achieving its climate change commitments.

This assumes significance in a country that is now the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China, and is among the countries most vulnerable to climate change.

As an effective long-term sustainable initiative like introducing electric mobility system across India can help reduce the rising carbon emissions, a major roadblock is lack of proper infrastructure in the country provided by the government.

EVs too do bring a new set of problems and they need be addressed scientifically before they are started in a haste.

EVs implementation needs supporting infrastructure, such as charging stations, subsidy to all categories of electric vehicles — two-wheelers, three-wheelers and four-wheelers including taxis and electric buses used in public transportation, to promote green vehicles and check pollution.

“Implementing odd-even scheme or a ban on old automobiles are no solutions to Delhi’s pollution problem, we need permanent solution to curb Delhi pollution.” Lohia Auto Industries CEO Ayush Lohia says,

 

Electric transportation could ease the situation, that too with proper infrastructure and government support, he said.

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