India To Become Top EV Maker In the World: Nitin Gadkari

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  • Gadkari said indigenous battery technology will make EV the most effective means of transport
  • Within six months, he is confident that India will be in position to make 100 per cent lithium-ion battery in India, there is no shortage of lithium
Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said that lithium-ion batteries would be manufactured fully in the country in the next six months and India will become number one electric vehicle maker in the world in due course of time. He added that the government wants to encourage automakers to introduce flex-fuel engines in India and he is in the final discussion with manufacturers.

He said that India is moving ahead towards making electric vehicles. In due course of time, India will be the number one electric vehicle(EV) maker in the world. All reputed brands are present in India. Gadkari said indigenous battery technology will make EV the most effective means of transport.

To make 100 per cent lithium-ion battery in India

He also said that India has got tremendous capability for making green power. Within six months, he is confident that India will be in position to make 100 per cent lithium-ion battery in India, there is no shortage of lithium. Gadkari also said that the government is also working to launch hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) technology. HFC technology uses chemical reactions between hydrogen and oxygen (from air) to generate electrical energy, eliminating the use of fossil fuels.

The Union minister also pointed out that in the next two years, the cost of electric vehicles will come down and will be as competitive as petrol and diesel vehicles.He said that the quality of EV manufactured in India should be of international standard.

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