There needs to be a phase-out of diesel-powered cars and big vehicles, according to a recent post on the Oil Ministry website. By 2027, there may be a ban on diesel-powered four-wheelers in all of India's main cities.
India has set a goal of having no emissions and plans to reduce its carbon footprint by the year 2070. India's reliance on fossil fuels like coal, diesel, and petrol cannot be disregarded. To meet this goal, significant projects, efforts, and strict rules will be required.
The only way to guarantee the success of this ban is through electrification. For this goal, the Energy Transition Advisory Committee is in charge and is led by Tarun Kapoor, a former oil secretary. This special body is established by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
From 2024 forward, no new diesel buses should be added to the fleet, according to Kapoor. Electric car producers will receive further incentives, and the FAME programme will receive more focus.
The National Electric Mobility Mission included the introduction of the FAME programme in April 2015. To promote the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles, it offers financial support along with other advantages.
The Indian government has developed policies and programmes over the past few years, such as the FAME. This is done with the goal of achieving 30% EV market penetration for cars, 70% for commercial vehicles, 40% for buses, and 80% for 2&3-wheelers by 2030.
The panel has recommended using electric vehicles for city delivery. Using railroads and gas trucks to transport freight. And outright banning the use of diesel cars and buses. The panel also mentioned that in the following two to three years, all long-distance buses and rail networks should be all electrified.
Building underground gas storage facilities that could meet the demand for two months has also been proposed. By 2050, this demand is anticipated to grow at an average annual rate of 9.78%. The group advises using salt caverns, aquifers, and depleted oil and gas fields for this storage purpose.