Need to move ahead with electric mobility: Minister

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New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Union Minister Anant Geete on Tuesday said the country needs to “move ahead with E-Mobility” and to go from low emissions to no emissions.

The Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises spoke at the “National Conference & Technology Display on Electric Mobility – Scaling up Auto Component Industry in India” held here.

The minister said: “We need to develop a mindset and move ahead with E-Mobility. We have to move from low emission to ‘no emission'”.

“The government of India will support the R&D which will be required to tackle all obstacles. India is emerging as the biggest market in the world. So, we have to safeguard the interests of our consumers and the industries while moving towards our goal.”

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According to Sunjay Kapur, Managing Director, Sona BLW Precision Forgings, electric mobility will bring about a complete transformation of the entire industry value chain, once it gains wider acceptance.

“With FAME-II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India) we expect the policy to enable localisation that helps grow the auto component sector,” Kapur said.

–IANS

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