The Union Minister of Roads and Transport, Nitin Gadkari, has been quite vocal regarding his ambitions for using alternative fuel types in India. Last Month, we stated that he plans to reduce taxes on hybrids to promote their growth. Now, he has given a statement that could cause anxiety among people who love petrol/diesel cars. Also, this is not a April fools prank. So, What exactly did Nitin Gadkari state? Let’s talk about this Petrol & diesel car ban. 
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Petrol car ban – Nitin Gadkari’s statement

Petrol car ban

In an interview with PTI, Nitin Gadkari stated that his vision is to get rid of all the petrol and diesel cars in the country. Further, he stated that he could not give a date and year for this transformation as it is very difficult, this is difficult but not impossible. For example, he stated that people are now more open to other alternatives. The Union minister mentioned companies like Bajaj, TVS and Hero planning to manufacture motorcycles with flex fuels and also the introduction of hydrogen-powered cars by Tata and Ashok Leyland, as well as trucks running on LNG/CNG. 

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Recent statements

Petrol car ban

Last month, Nitin Gadkari proposed cuts in the taxes on hybrid cars to promote their growth. He stated that the 43% (28% GST + Cess) on hybrids is quite unfair as hybrids, though not as clean as EVs, are better than ICE engines in this aspect. Going further, he urged the finance minister to discuss this issue at the next GST council meeting. Nitin Gadkari Ji wants GST to be reduced to 12% as it will help make hybrid cars more affordable.

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