If the top Minister said that petrol will be history in 5 years, the top manufacturer says the cars will be gone in 10 years. These statements come back to back and put a frown on the face of many. Be it the enthusiasts or the people who do not like change. With top consumers of fuels in the world, if the dependence is set to go down this dramatically, there will be other effects too. Maruti’s technology officer just confirms this story of Maruti pulling the plug on petrol and going for biofuels, pure CNG, and pure electric. No betting on hybrid or diesel could be a danger in the short term but in the long term, it makes sure the air gets cleaner which remains a priority for people worldwide.
Maruti’s plan of pure electric will only happen post-2025 says the company. The pure CNG and biofuels will entirely depend on the government supply process to fuel retailers nationwide for a slow and smooth rollout. Electric chargers still remain scanty in terms of number nationwide while some act as dummies because they do not work all the time. More details remain sketchy for now, but what we can say is that the industry is going through a monumental change when it comes to technology, offerings and public requirements.