auto news desk,Preparations are underway to ban diesel vehicles in India. To promote clean energy, the Government of India constituted the Energy Transition Advisory Committee under the Ministry of Oil. This committee suggested on Monday that diesel-powered four-wheelers should be banned in the country by 2027. Oil Ministry panel head Tarun Kapoor further said that diesel buses should also be banned from 2024. According to the news agency Reuters, quoting the report of the ministry’s website, there should be only electric city bus by 2030.
Registration of only electric buses
To promote electric mobility, the panel has recommended registration of only electric buses from 2024. The panel further said that there should be greater use of railways and gas-powered trucks for freight movement. The government should consider extending the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Scheme (FAME) subsidy beyond March .
Zero carbon emissions by 2070
The panel suggested that electric technology should be used for long distance buses as well. At the same time, gas should be used as a replacement for the next 10 to 15 years. India is one of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter countries. To achieve the goal of zero carbon emissions by 2070, it is necessary that the country produces 40 percent of its total electricity from renewable resources.
Promotion of underground gas storage
80 percent of diesel consumption in the country comes from the transport sector. The report suggested that India should also look at underground gas storage, so that two months of demand can be met.