India’s top automakers are steering away from polluting diesel models, but the real push towards cleaner electric vehicles is coming from the country’s cab aggregators.
Market leader Maruti Suzuki announced late last month that it will not sell any diesel vehicles from April next year, when the Bharat Stage VI emission standards kick in. The norms will make diesel models substantially more expensive. Tata Motors, the country’s fourth largest carmaker, too, has indicated that it’s planning to stop selling small diesel cars after the new standards are enforced.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will approach the Union cabinet in the next 30-45 days seeking approval for the solar rooftop scheme SRISTI or Sustainable Rooftop Implementation for Solar Transfiguration of India.
“We have just finalized the SRISTI scheme. It is going to the cabinet for approval and would take around a month to 45 days,” MNRE Secretary Anand Kumar said.
The scheme, part of the larger grid-connected Rooftop Solar (RTS) power programme, aims to bring… Continue reading →