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India scaling back electric vehicle ambitions

Minister proposes 30% EV target, instead of total fleet switch

Tata Motors has unveiled its compact commercial ‘IRIS’ EV and a battery charging system. (Photo by Hiroshi Kotani)

NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, which in 2016 announced an ambitious plan to have an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030 to lower fuel imports and pollution, now appears headed toward a more realistic target of 30% e-cars by that time. However, doubts remain about the likely success of the program in the absence of a clear-cut policy framework.

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