In the next six months, lithium-ion battery manufacturing will start entirely in the country. On its own, in the coming days, India will top the world in the manufacture of electric vehicles. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said this while addressing a possible conference of e-commerce firm Amazon through the platform.
India is moving forward in the manufacture of electric vehicles
Road Transport and Highways Ministry Gadkari said that India is moving ahead in the construction of electric vehicles. We will be the number one producer in some time. All the iconic brands are present in India today. Who are also responsible for the Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME). Indigenous battery technology will make electric vehicles the most effective means of transport.
He said that India has rapidly increased capacity in the field of green energy. I am confident that within six months we will be able to make 100 percent lithium-ion battery in India. There is no shortage of lithium.
Fossil fuels like petrol and diesel will not be needed further
Gadkari said that the government is also working towards launching Hydrogen Fuel Cell (HCF) technology. The electric energy of the chemical reaction in this car is produced between the hydrogen and oxygen present in the air. With this, there will be no need for fossil fuels like petrol and diesel. The Union Minister said that India imports crude worth Rs 8 lakh crore annually. It is going to double in the next four-five years. This will greatly affect the economy. In such a situation, a better and alternative source of energy is needed. E-vehicles can play an important role in developing pollution-free transportation.
Electric vehicles will cost less in two years
Gadkari said that in the next two years, the cost of electric vehicles will come down and such vehicles will also come at the level of petrol and diesel vehicles. He insisted that electric vehicles of international standard would have to be made in India. He said that he wants to bring the Indian automobile sector to number one in the world. For this, technologies such as ethanol, methanol, bio CNG, electric and hydrogen fuel cells are being encouraged.
Need to bring agriculture sector towards energy
Union Minister Gadkari said that there is a need to shift the agriculture sector towards the energy and power sector. “We have a surplus of sugar, a surplus of wheat, a surplus of rice and there is a problem that the minimum support price here is higher than the international market prices and the market price,” he said. He advocated working towards energy production with this surplus. At present, the automobile sector is worth Rs 7.5 lakh crore, of which the share of exports is Rs 3.5 lakh crore.