In the 2016 Union Budget of the Indian Government, announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the government has decided to exempt the new-age cesses on electrically operated vehicles, hybrid vehicles, hydrogen vehicles based on fuel cell technology and motor vehicles.
The announcement from Jaitley comes with a statement saying that the pollution and traffic situation in Indian cities is a matter of concern, which has brought him to levy an infrastructure cess on petrol, diesel, LPG and CNG cars, which stems from the hope that people would eventually make the shift from the conventional vehicles.
But are these “green” cars really green? The “green” cars do not pollute the areas that they are being used in because all they are doing is move the pollution from the point of movement to the source of electricity. A lot of studies point out that electric cars are merely coal-powered vehicles, since most of the electricity is generated by coal.