In recent statements in both India and the Netherlands, both countries stated they would move totally away from gas-powered cars.
In India, the government is preparing to shift to One Hundred Percent electrical vehicles by 2030.
Piyush Goyal, the country's power minister spoke at a youth conference, stating that a working group led by Nitin Gadkari, Roadway Transportation and Highways minister, has actually currently been chosen to figure out whether such objective is possible. The group is anticipated to have its initial conference at some point in the very first week of April.
“Innovation is possible, it just needs an open mind,” said Goyal.
“We are looking at increasing consumption which we can blend with petrol. We are now moving to 5 per cent ethanol blending with petrol and at the next level this will have a transformational impact on farmers’ income,” he added.
In the Netherlands, in a majority vote, the lower house of Dutch parliament supported a movement to ban new sales of gasoline or diesel automobiles, beginning in 2025. The movement was brought by the PvdA, which would advance Netherland's commitment to complete electrical transportation by years.
Coalition partner VVD finds the motion overambitious and unrealistic. VVD Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs thinks that at most 15 percent of all sold cars can be completely electric in 2025. Party leader Halbe Zijlstra thinks the plan contradicts the Energy Agreement. “It seems crazy to get this plan to work. I think we’ll have to withdraw from the Energy Agreement”, he stated.
PvdA leader Diederik Samsom refuted this, NL Times continues, "“He (Samsom) thinks the plan is completely feasible – technology in this area is advancing at a rapid pace and other countries are already ahead of the Netherlands. The plan also has nothing to do with the energy agreement, according to him. “That agreement runs until 2023, we are free in what we do after that. We are ambitious, perhaps other parties are less so”, he said, according to the broadcaster.
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