Jairam Ramesh buys Tata Nexon EV after this exchange with Gadkari


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oi-Deepika S

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Published: Sunday, August 7, 2022, 9:05 [IST]

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New
Delhi,
Aug
07:

Senior
Congress
leader
Jairam
Ramesh
on
Saturday
revealed
that
he
got
himself
a
new
electric
vehicle,
after
an
interesting
exchange
with
Union
Transport
Minister
Nitin
Gadkari
during
the
Budget
Session,
2022.

Jairam Ramesh buys Tata Nexon EV after this exchange with Gadkari

“After
this
exchange
with
Nitin
Gadkari
on
March
22,
I
got
myself
a
Tata
Nexon
EV.
I
firmly
believe
India
should
put
an
end
to
manufacturing
of
all
types
of
petrol
and
diesel
vehicles
by
2035
at
the
very
least,
and
massively
bring
down
the
cost
of
EVs,”
the
Congress
leader
tweeted
today.

In
the
exchange,
Jairam
Ramesh
can
be
heard
asking
Gadkari
whether
India
has
a
specific
roadmap
to
phase
out
all
the
petrol
and
diesel
vehicles,
adding
that
the
private
car
manufacturers
otherwise
won’t
be
getting
incentives
for
the
same.

13,92,265 electric vehicles are currently running on Indian roads: Govt13,92,265
electric
vehicles
are
currently
running
on
Indian
roads:
Govt

Replying
to
Ramesh’s
question,
Gadkari
agreed
that
presently
India
has
“lot
of
petrol
and
diesel
vehicles”
and
that’s
why
the
government
has
launched
a
scrapping
policy.
He
added
that
the
amount
of
pollution
generated
by
one
‘old
vehicle’ is
equivalent
to
the
pollution
generate
by
four
new
vehicles.

He
requested
the
Congress
MP
to
not
call
for
any
“fixed
program”
with
2035
or
2040
as
a
deadline
for
phasing
out
petrol
and
diesel
vehicles.

Gadkari
asserted
that
electric
vehicles
will
be
the
natural
choice
over
petrol
and
diesel
vehicles
since
it
is
cost
effective.

Story first published: Sunday, August 7, 2022, 9:05 [IST]



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