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Auto industry for ‘complete shift’ to electric vehicles by 2047

Progressively cleaner fossil fuel vehicles would be a stepping stone towards a electric vehicle regime.

New Delhi: The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has outlined its plans for a “complete shift to electric vehicle regime” by 2047.

Outlining its plan in a “White Paper on Electric Vehicles” submitted to the Central government, the SIAM said that this is in line with the government’s vision of 100 per cent electric vehicles for public mobility and 40 per cent for personal mobility by 2030.

“To ensure smooth phasing in of pure electric vehicles and to sustain the transition to cleaner fossil fuel vehicles, the IC (internal combustion) engine upgradation must continue over the next decade or so,” SIAM said in a statement.

“Progressively cleaner fossil fuel vehicles would be an essential stepping stone in this journey towards hundred percent electric vehicle regime.”

  • IANS

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