1. Elon Musk tweet on India’s plan to sell all-electric cars by 2030 goes viral after Donald Trump’s rant

Elon Musk tweet on India’s plan to sell all-electric cars by 2030 goes viral after Donald Trump’s rant

Following Donald Trump's comments on India regarding the Paris Climate accord, PM Modi-led NDA government's ambitious plans to have only electric cars run its roads by 2030, has surfaced. Even Tesla CEO Elon Musk had something to say.

By: | Published: June 2, 2017 4:21 PM
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted: “India commits to sell only electric cars by 2030. It is already the largest market for solar power.” (Image: Reuters)

Following Donald Trump’s comments on India regarding the Paris Climate accord, PM Modi-led NDA government’s ambitious plans to have only electric cars run its roads by 2030, has surfaced. Responding to the Indian government’s all electric plan, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted: “India commits to sell only electric cars by 2030. It is already the largest market for solar power.” Musk is famous for his particular high interest in electric cars. The objective of the government’s plan is to rid the country of alarming levels of air pollution causing about 1.2 million deaths each year.

Elon Musk is the man who runs one of the most successful electric vehicle business in the world, called Tesla. Musk, on Thursday, said that he would leave White House advisory council after US President Donald Trump said he would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Trump decided to pull the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement designed to fight climate change despite entreaties from U.S. allies and corporate leaders in an action that fulfilled a major campaign pledge.


US President Donald Trump named India and China among key reasons for his decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, a landmark international deal struck to cut greenhouse gases and save the planet’s environment. Trump said: “Think of it. India can double their coal production. We’re supposed to get rid of ours” In an indirect comment, Elon Musk tweeted his response where he cited an article which wrote about India’s plans for all-electric cars by 2030. Musk also tweeted: “Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.” With reference to China, Musk said, “Under Paris deal, China committed to produce as much clean electricity by 2030 as the US does from all sources today .”

Meanwhile, here is how Twitterati responded to his tweet:


Air pollution has lately become a problem as big as the population in India. Over a million people die in the country due to toxins in the air. According to a WHO report, out of the 20 cities suffering from toxic air pollution in the world, 13 are in India. Energy Minister Piyush Goyal has asserted that the government will support this initiative in the initial years, post which production of electric cars would depend on demand and not subsidies.

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    Satya_vakkalanka
    Jun 3, 2017 at 9:57 am
    Not just cars alone, need to develop eco system like charging stations etc. With local solar power stations Step 1 to introduce strong hybrid vehicles with costs equal or lesser to current patrol or diesel vehicles Step 2 Encourage solar charging stations like petrol pumps Step 3 Shift current subsidiaries on patrol bill to solar PVC
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