Despite the fact that the costs of Compressed Pure Fuel, in any other case referred to as CNG, as gas have soared over the previous few weeks, residents of Gautam Budh Nagar’s Noida and Higher Noida appear undeterred from exhibiting off their choice for CNG over petrol or diesel. In keeping with information launched by the native transport division, registration of CNG-powered automobiles has elevated by 16 % year-over-year. Until August, 88,071 CNG automobiles had been registered versus 73,740 automobiles from the identical time final yr. The rise in gross sales of CNG automobiles is although they’re dearer than automobiles that run on petrol or diesel, in keeping with automotive sellers.
Dr Siya Ram Verma, Assistant Regional Transport Officer of Gautam Budh Nagar, stated that the gross sales of automobiles working on petrol and CNG have elevated, whereas these of diesel-powered automobiles are on the decline. If the present pattern continues, CNG automobiles are prone to promote greater than their counterparts. The transport division highlighted that 81,653 CNG automobiles had been registered until February earlier this yr, whereas by June, the determine jumped to 85,961. The month of August noticed the variety of CNG-fuelled car registrations within the area attain a brand new peak.
A median of 1200 CNG automobiles registered per thirty days
In keeping with the regional transport workplace, 1,040 CNG automobiles had been registered in August, whereas the common quantity every month is often 1,200. Sellers of CNG vehicles and different automobiles that run on CNG have cited the costs of CNG as the largest driver for the rise in gross sales. CNG, though accessible on the highest value proper now, remains to be cheaper than petrol or diesel. The spike within the gross sales of CNG vehicles is attention-grabbing as a result of CNG vehicles value greater than petrol or diesel vehicles. That’s as a result of a typical CNG car lasts between eight to 10 years, which permits the proprietor to avoid wasting a major amount of cash as in contrast with automobiles that run on fossil fuels. In the long term, CNG vehicles develop into extra pocket-friendly.
No takers for EVs?
Regardless of the bullish advertising and marketing and provisions by the federal government and car manufacturers, electrical vehicles have but not managed to persuade automotive patrons of Noida and Higher Noida. The utmost variety of electrical automobiles registered within the area are electrical rickshaws. Registrations of electrical two-wheelers and four-wheelers are considerably fewer than these of CNG-petrol automobiles. The transport workplace stated that solely 729 electrical automobiles had been registered again in January. Of this quantity, solely 100 had been personal automobiles. In August, the entire variety of electrical car registrations fell to round 700, of which solely 124 had been private automobiles. The remainder belonged to the business class.