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.
India commits to sell only electric cars by 2030. It is already the largest market for solar power. https://t.co/EGBNTPzmE5
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017
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:
Time you got out here Elon. You don’t want to leave that whole market to Mahindra do you?? The more the merrier–and greener..! https://t.co/IPoA9viDRN
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 2, 2017
It only gets greener from here on out with more and more alternative energy sources being utilized.
— Kevin Pirrone (@krpirrone) June 1, 2017
If this happens , this would be the best decision we made
— Karan Wahi (@karan009wahi) June 2, 2017
Not just that India cancelled plans for 14 coal plants: https://t.co/iLFseSfRkt
— Manik Tyagi (@ManikTyagi) June 1, 2017
Should also be called out to @JohnPetersonPGA India is also moving away from coal just like China. So as they move to EV they get CleanerE
— Chas I (@chasjunk) June 1, 2017
Hope you make a Giga factory in India
— Siddarth (@siddarthpaim) June 2, 2017
Yes, there is a large range of *everything* in India. It is an amazing place. But for the average person, Teslas are pretty expensive, no?
— Brian Tatosky (@virtualbri) June 1, 2017
If india needs to achieve their target, they need not just Tesla, but every possible affordable EV player to bring their product.
— Kumaresan (@imkumaresan) June 1, 2017
He’s already committed to making cheaper versions. Considering he’s serious about India, he will definitely come up with affordable models.
— Aditi Chandak (@_AditiChandak_) June 1, 2017
— Abhi Mogre (@Abhi_Mogre) June 2, 2017
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.