Electric rickshaws are India’s first step toward kicking its fossil fuel addiction. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
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India will roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and autorickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming weeks, setting it on the bumpy road to making new vehicle sales all-electric by 2030 .Transport is a major source of India's carbon emissions and the Greenpeace group blames at least 1.2 million deaths a year in the country on pollution.India is not alone in wanting all-electric cars, though it is aiming to go faster than others.Electric and hybrid models make up just 3 percent of all cars on the road worldwide, London-based consultancy firm PwC says.On top of gradually bringing in electric rickshaws and buses in New Delhi, the government has issued a tender to automakers for 10,000 cars to replace pollution producers at four government ministries.
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