As electric mobility becomes the new trend in the automobile industry, with the Centre giving it a major policy push, Indian Auto LPG Coalition (IAC) has said that auto LPG should have been given more emphasis as an alternate fuel as that would have been more achievable in the short term than going full-throttle on e-mobility.
In an interaction with IANS, IAC Director General Suyash Gupta said that although there has been a major emphasis among original equipment manufacturers (OEM) on e-vehicles, but in the last few pre-Covid months “good interest” was seen among OEMs on the LPG front.
IAC is the nodal body for the promotion of auto LPG in the country.
“We think that the policy-makers are missing the low-hanging fruits. E-mobility may or may not turn out to be the panacea that our country has been banking on. Yet, it certainly is not prudent to ignore low-hanging fruits of today for aspirational goals maybe setting in only a decade later,” he said.