Diesel vehicles will not yet be out totally: Siam president Vinod Aggarwal

Lots of discussions happen between industry and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. For example, now discussions are happening on ethanol blending; and on LNG availability, says Aggarwal

Vinod Aggarwal

Vinod Aggarwal, President, SIAM

Sohini Das

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With focus on ‘green’ fuels and components, automobile companies are making efforts to switch to cleaner fuels and use sustainable components. However, an ecosystem is needed for this transformation to happen, says Vinod Aggarwal, president, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). Aggarwal, who is also managing director (MD) & chief executive officer (CEO), VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), spoke to Sohini Das in a telephonic conversation. Edited excerpts: 

Can diesel as fuel be replaced easily? 

We all know the industry is going through a transformation, which includes switching to alternative fuels. A lot of work is happening in ethanol-blended fuels, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), flex fuels and biofuels, among others. There will be a slow migration and

First Published: Sep 17 2023 | 9:05 PM IST

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