Tags: Amitabh Kant

Clean energy critical and important to get cutting-edge technology: Amitabh Kant

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant addressing a virtual book launch event on Wednesday said clean energy is critical for India and it is important for the country to get into cutting-edge technology. Kant said India in the long run must become a manufacturer of solar products in India. “Clean energy, powered by clean technology, is […]

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Clean energy has potential to shore up economy from downturn: Niti Aayog

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Friday said clean energy has potential to shore up the Indian economy from the current downturn, urging investors to exploit long-term opportunities in the sector. Speaking at a webinar organized by the Council on Energy Environment and Water (CEEW), Kant said India offers an exciting long-term market for both […]

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In 3 years EVs will become cheaper than combustion vehicles: Amitabh Kant

Electric vehicles (EVs) will become cheaper than combustion vehicles in three years as the price of battery packs of EVs is expected to fall by almost 51 per cent per unit, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Thursday. Kant was speaking at the Mobility Talk Corporate Conclave at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) […]

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Cost of EVs to be at par with combustion engine cars in 3-4 yrs: NITI Aayog CEO

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday said the cost of electric vehicles will almost become at par with combustion engine cars in the next 3-4 years, largely owing to decline in battery price and India should be ready for this transition. Observing that India has 28 cars for every 1,000 people, much lower as […]

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5,645 electric buses sanctioned for 65 cities: Kant

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Monday said an inter-ministerial panel has sanctioned 5,645 electric buses for operations in 65 cities, a move seen towards environment-friendly mobility. Last week, the GST Council headed by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman decided to cut the tax rates on e-vehicles from 12 per cent to 5 per cent with […]

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EV Segment a huge opportunity for Indian manufacturers: Amitabh Kant

The electric vehicle (EV) segment is a big opportunity for Indian manufactures and they should look at not only producing such models for domestic market but also exports, NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant said on Wednesday. Speaking at the inaugural session of the ‘Entrepreneur 2019’, Kant also emphasised on the road map to […]

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Oil Companies should become Energy Companies: Amitabh Kant

Implementation of National Energy Storage Mission has become India’s priority to secure the leadership slot in RE and Energy Storage on global platform. In its endeavour to drive India’s ambitious National Energy Storage Mission, Energy Storage India (ESI) on Friday began with power packed sessions from International thinkers, industry experts, eminent industrialists and top most […]

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E-mobility to be preferred mode of road transport by next decade: Amitabh Kant

E-mobility would be the preferred mode of road transport in India by next decade, the challenge for the country would be to battery-charge all types of vehicles, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said. Kant, at an event organised by Ficci, said that at present 76 per cent of all vehicles sold are two-wheelers, which consumed […]

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