Realising An All-Electric Future Over The Next Decade
Auto Tech Review|July 2020
Realising An All-Electric Future Over The Next Decade
A Greenpeace report early last year reported that a shocking 22 out of the world’s 30 most air-polluted cities are in India.

Further, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) revealed that air pollution is now the third-highest cause of death among all health risks in India, and that has brought down life expectancy in India by an alarming 2.6 years. All these statistics are more than adequate to send a shudder down the spines of anyone, who cares about sustaining life on this planet. And since India is the epicentre of pollution, there is a strong need to address this aspect.

A switch to cleaner, greener and renewable sources is the need of the hour as the global energy crisis gets worse with every passing minute, even as the climate change monster threatens to usurp most life on earth. Therefore, concerned lobbies around the world are advocating a major shift from fuel and gas to an exclusively electric vehicle (EV) technology. The EV technology is a step in the same direction, as discharges from traditional vehicles that run essentially on fossil fuels are one of the dominant causes of the energy and climate change fiasco.

ROLE OF GOVERNMENT POLICY

Since such a paradigmatic shift from traditional modes of technology to the new and unconventional ones cannot be brought about by individual entities alone; the onus is on governments around the world to drive this change. In fact, some have offered several benefits to advance public adoption of EVs, seeking to bring down air pollution and oil consumption figures. They are either offsetting the cost of purchase by an added grant or lowering certain taxes, even enabling exemptions from a few.

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July 2020