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Decarbonization of the Transport Sector

Posted On: 02 FEB 2022 3:45PM by PIB Delhi

To promote eco-friendly means of transportation and decarbonize the transport sector, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has notified  mass emission standards to introduce alternate fuels viz. blends of ethanol with gasoline ( E-10, E-12, E-15, E-20), flex-fuel (E 85) or (E 100) and Ethanol blend for diesel vehicles (ED 95), Biodiesel, Bio-CNG, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Methanol M15 or M100 and Methanol MD 95,  dual fuel, M85 and DiMethyl Ether (DME or D100), Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle, Hydrogen CNG.  

Further, the steps taken by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways to adopt electric mobility in the country are as under:-

  1. For promotion of electric vehicles, Government has notified GSR 167(E) dated 1st March 2019 for retro-fitment of hybrid electric system or electric kit to vehicles and their compliance standards shall be as per AIS 123.
  1. Government vide G.S.R 749(E) dated 7th August, 2018, has notified  the registration mark for Battery Operated Vehicles to be in Yellow colour on Green background for the transport vehicles and, for all other cases, in White colour on Green background.
  1. Further, the Government, vide S.O. 5333(E) dated 18th  October, 2018, has also granted exemption to the Battery Operated Transport Vehicles and Transport Vehicles running on Ethanol and Methanol fuels from the requirements of permit.
  1. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways,  vide GSR 525(E) dated 2nd August, 2021 has exempted Battery Operated Vehicles from the payment of fees for the purpose of  issue or renewal of registration certificate and assignment of new registration mark.
  1. Ministry has issued an advisory dated 17th July, 2019 to all States and Union Territories regarding incentivisation of electric vehicles and induction of electric vehicles in shared mobility and public transport operations.
  1. The Government has issued an advisory dated 12th August, 2020 to all States and UTs regarding sale and registration of Electric Vehicles without batteries.
  1. The Government has issued an advisory dated 16th June, 2021 to all States and UTs regarding promotion of battery operated vehicles.

As per the third Biennial Update Report submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in February 2021, the total greenhouse gas (GHGs) emission from the transport sector in 2016 was 274.43 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent, which is 9.67% of the total GHG emissions (without LULUCF i.e. Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry) of India. Further, the Government has taken various measures to curtail the CO2 emissions which are mentioned in part (a) of the reply.  

The details of current sales of Electric Vehicles (EV) in the country in various segments are annexed.

ANNEXURE REGARDING DECARBONIZATION OF THE TRANSPORT SECTOR 

Details of current sales of Electric Vehicles (EV) in the country in various segments:-

State Name

 Two Wheeler  

 Three Wheeler   

 Four Wheeler    

 Goods

Vehicles   

 Public

Service

Vehicle      

 Special

Category

Vehicles     

 

Ambulance/

Hearses     

 

Constructi on

 Equipment

Vehicle 

 OTHER  

Grand

 

Total

Andaman &

Nicobar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Island

1

30

81

 

40

 

 

 

7

159

Arunachal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pradesh

14

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

1

20

Assam

721

47,041

161

7

15

 

 

 

2

47,947

Bihar

5,003

59,079

114

11

26

 

 

 

8

64,241

Chandigarh

298

1,410

182

 

40

 

 

 

1

1,931

Chhattisgarh

6,424

5,341

117

1,077

1

 

 

368

100

13,428

Delhi

14,730

112,831

3,051

49

39

 

 

 

1,602

132,302

Goa

1,314

28

289

13

36

2

 

 

4

1,686

Gujarat

13,662

1,869

1,309

28

278

344

 

26

77

17,593

Haryana

7,777

18,595

186

122

8

2

 

 

90

26,780

Himachal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pradesh

368

167

37

7

86

 

 

 

46

711

Jammu and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kashmir

1,417

43

10

6

43

 

 

 

8

1,527

Jharkhand

2,961

8,986

139

24

4

 

 

 

57

12,171

Karnataka

56,737

16,478

7,212

153

44

1

1

 

1,420

82,046

Kerala

10,299

2,115

2,524

43

23

 

1

 

17

15,022

Ladakh

12

 

5,484

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,496

Maharashtra

51,149

6,155

2

30

851

26

1

 

601

58,815

Manipur

86

443

9

1

 

 

 

 

1

540

Meghalaya

16

6

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

28

Mizoram

9

1

4

2

1

 

 

 

3

20

Nagaland

44

 

121

3

 

1

 

1

1

171

Odisha

10,329

1,808

75

21

 

25

 

1

23

12,282

Puducherry

1,429

32

124

9

20

 

 

 

 

1,614

Punjab

6,408

2,878

798

35

2

 

 

 

21

10,142

Rajasthan

23,446

29,631

12

25

1

 

1

1

24

53,141

Sikkim

1

 

2,414

1

 

 

 

 

9

2,425

Tamil Nadu

44,302

4,470

13

1,281

37

 

 

 

193

50,296

Tripura

67

7,510

14

1

 

 

 

 

1

7,593

UT of DNH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and DD

69

36

153

2

10

7

 

 

 

277

Uttar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pradesh

18,295

257,159

368

53

327

2

 

 

13

276,217

Uttarakhand

2,614

22,096

709

1

10

 

 

 

21

25,451

West Bengal

2,540

40,948

615

28

97

 

2

 

61

44,291

Grand Total

282,542

647,186

26,335

3,036

2,039

410

6

397

4,412

966,363

 

This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

 

 MJPS



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