The Central Government launched the Go Electric campaign to boost the adoption of electric mobility vehicles and electric cooking appliances to ensure energy security in the country. Launching the campaign, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadakari said, Go Electric is a future of India which will promote cost effective, environment friendly and indigenous electric products. Expressing concern over the huge imported cost of fossil fuel, he said, carbon emission from transport vehicles is a major challenge and the country needs to promote use of such kinds of vehicles which operate on alternative modes of fuels like electric batteries, CNG and Bio-fuel. He said, India would become the number one manufacturer of electric vehicles in the next five years.
Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh said that energy transition is imperative to reduce dependence on the imported fossil fuels. He urged the people to adopt electric products as it is more economical and environment friendly. Highlighting the need for conversion of vehicles from fossil fuel to other alternative modes of fuels, CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant said, green hydrogen is the future and India can take the lead in the manufacturing of electric vehicles.