28 Mar '16, 3pm

India wants to become a 100% electric vehicle nation by the year 2030

India wants to become a 100% electric vehicle nation by the year 2030

While replacing GHG-emitting cars with electric versions will cut down on carbon emissions for transportation, skeptics wonder whether the increase in demand for electricity will end up causing more emissions from the power sector. After all, coal-fired power plants in India are already a troublesome source of pollution, and emissions have been steadily growing in recent years. It’s already been reported that reaching India’s renewable energy goals—an increase from less than 12 gigawatts in 2016 to a whopping 175 GW by 2022—will be enormously expensive , so the concept of increasing demand for electricity for vehicles could put an additional strain on an already difficult uphill battle.

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