Ever since the world’s Juggernaut in electric vehicles has shown interest in India launching electric vehicle manufacturing, the nation has been enthusiastic to welcome this new change in the transportation system. There is no need to debate that electric vehicles are of utmost significance when checking pollution, fossil fuel reliability, and catering to the needs of one and all regarding the use of renewal energy sources.
But even though Tesla is showing its interest in India and the country needs electric vehicles, we confront many challenges along the way. Here we will learn about the future and scope of electric transportation in India and what could be done to realize this dream within the shortest period. Plus you will realize what India could be if it overcome all the difficulties in its way to becomes a nation fully equipped with electric vehicles.
Why India needs electric vehicles
In a densely populated country like India, it is very challenging to cater to the needs of every human being for fossil fuel. This is because we have limited resources of fossil fuels in India, or we can say India import a good volume of fossil fuels like diesel and petrol from foreign nations, which impact its forex reserve by a significant amount. If we will figure out new ways of transportation that can reduce the consumption of unrenewable fuel, India is in cry need of such alternative as of now.
- Electric vehicles help in the reduction of pollution as compared to cars based on fossil fuels.
- Electric vehicles are the best source of using renewable energy for transportation.
- In a country like India, which has a massive population, electric vehicles can help cut imports of fossil fuels and thus save forex reserves by a significant amount.
Government initiatives for implementing electric vehicles
Despite the massive challenges of bringing electric vehicles on the road government is trying every single way to make it possible by bringing different initiatives. For example, the present central government stresses making India free from fossil fuels by implementing a hundred percent electric vehicles on the road. The central government implements FAME, which stands for faster adoption and manufacturing of electric cars in two phases. It focuses on the indigenous manufacturing of electric vehicles in India only so that the country can be self-dependent. More great incentives and subsidies are being distributed to those providing charging stations for electric cars.
Challenges that India confronts in bringing the new dawn of electric vehicles
Although the government is not leaving any stone unturned to realize this dream, i.e., to make India entirely rely on electric vehicles, there are still miles to go. Here is a list of issues and challenges that make it very tough to ensure the complete reliance for transportation on renewal energy sources like electric vehicles.
- High cost of electric vehicles as compared to fossil fuel-based vehicles
- Limited electric filling stations when compared to petrol pumps
- Negligible resources for building lithium-based batteries for electric vehicles
These are the two sides of the same coin when we discuss and debate the issue of electric vehicles and their implementation in India. If this dream is realized in the coming years, as the government claims they will make it happen by 2030, we can see a new India. An India that is free of pollution raised by the vehicles running on the road nowadays and an India that is self-reliable for transportation of people, goods, and other related stuff. The idea appears very fancy, but still, there is a long way to tread, and it can only happen when we all are ready to accept this change wholeheartedly.