Union Minister tells auto-makers to take advantage of govt’s thrust on electric vehicles

NITI Aayog is the coordinating agency for electric mobility

Union Minister tells auto-makers to take advantage of govt’s thrust on electric vehicles

Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari has yet again asked the automobile manufacturers to take advantage of India’s aggressive thrust on electric mobility.

He said that currently the automakers in India are mostly cost centric and not quality centric.

It is this reason, he asserted, that the foreign players became popular here due to this philosophy.

Speaking at an event, he asked the automakers to come forward with plans on production of quality electric vehicles.

Gadkari was addressing a gathering along with NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant after inaugurating two electric vehicles charging stations (fast and slow charging) at the government think-tank’s office here.

NITI Aayog is the coordinating agency for electric mobility.

A proposal for manufacturing second-generation ethanol from rice straw, wheat straw, bagasse and municipal waste was pending before the Cabinet, he said.

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