Ahmedabad, Jul 27 : Volvo buses, which are known for their comfortable and smooth journey, are going to don another cap in their already embellished cap, by going fossil fuel-free by 2030.
This was announced by President and Managing Director of Volvo, Kamal Bali on Saturday. Bali, who was here to participate in a conference on Sustainable Mobility and Electric Vehicles, organised jointly by the CII, the Dholera Special Investment Region Development Authority (DSIRDA) and the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corp (DMICDC), stressed on the need for increasing the use of non-fossil fuel vehicles, for public transportation.
He said battery-based electric vehicles were a good option, but there should be other options as well, to replace the pollution-causing, fossil fuel consuming, internal combustion engine-based vehicles. According to Mr Bali, Vovlo would ensure that a non-fossil fuel based variant of each of its vehicle model was available by 2030.
He said the percentage of urban population to the total population would go up to 70 per cent by 2050. This rapid urbanisation was a big challenge and to lessen congestion on city roads, more and more use of public transport was necessary. Alternative fuels, also known as non-conventional or advanced fuels, include those substances, which can be used as fuels, other than conventional fuels, like fossil fuels petroleum, oil, coal, and natural gas.
These are derived from sources other than petroleum. They produce less pollution than gasoline or diesel.
Fossil fuels are hydrocarbons, primarily coal, fuel oil or natural gas, which are formed from the remains of dead plants and animals. (UNI)