Diesel cars may be banned in India after 2027. The committee of the oil ministry has sent a proposal to the central government. The proposal recommends a ban on diesel-powered 4-wheelers by 2027.
In order to reduce carbon emissions and promote green energy in the country, the government constituted Energy Transition Advisory Committee under the chairmanship of former Petroleum Secretary Tarun Kapoor. Officials of government oil companies and oil ministry were included in the committee. While Tarun Kapoor was made advisor to the Prime Minister, former ONGC chairman Subhash Kumar was made the chairman of the committee.
Under the chairmanship of Kumar, the committee prepared the report and submitted it to the Oil Ministry on Monday (May 8). "Electric and gas-fueled vehicles should be promoted in cities with a population of more than one million," said the report posted on the ministry's website.
If the government approves this proposal, then all 4-wheel vehicles running on diesel will be banned. This will shock the companies making diesel cars. Because, after the implementation of new Real Driving Emission (RDE) BS6 Phase-2 rules from 1 April 2023, companies had to discontinue diesel cars.
If the proposal is passed, diesel variants of many best cars like Tata Safari, Harrier, Tata Altroz, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Mahindra Bolero Neo, Mahindra Bolero will be discontinued.
In the report, it has been said to stop the registration of diesel-run city buses in urban areas from 2024 and after 2030, no registration of any bus other than electric buses will be done. With this, in the next 10 years, 75% of city buses plying in cities will be electric.
To promote the use of electric vehicles in the country, the report suggested that the government should consider extending the subsidy under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles scheme (FAME) beyond 31 March 2024.