The country’s automotive sector is witnessing slow transition to greener alternatives like compressed natural gas (CNG) and electric vehicles (EV), thereby limiting the scope of automobile liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) — the world’s most widely used transport fuel after petrol and diesel and forerunner of CNG vehicles in India.
The sales of LPG cars have seen a steep decline of 82 per cent in five years. In 2022-23 (FY23), only 23,618 units were registered, against 128,144 units registered in 2018-19, according to data on the VAHAN portal of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).
Of the total 22,224,702 vehicles sold in India in FY23, the share of LPG vehicles was at just 0.11 per cent versus other green alternatives like CNG and electric, which have a share of 3 per cent and 5 per cent, respectively.
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