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Russian LNG can contribute to India's transition to electric vehicles

Russian LNG, together with other alternative energy sources, could play a positive role in India's ambitious plan to shift its car fleet from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. This topic was discussed during the Primakov Readings online session, organised by IMEMO and Interfax with the support of the Global Energy Association.

During the readings the issue was raised that Gazprom had contracted 2,9 million tons of LNG per year to be supplied to the Indian market from the Yamal LNG.

According to Vyacheslav Trubnikov, a member of the board of directors of IMEMO, these supplies, along with other types of energy resources, can help to solve the ambitious task of converting the Indian car fleet to electric motors. "The task of converting regular cars to electric vehicles is very ambitious. Russian gas supply can play an important role in this process. Also, India is already actively using nuclear energy, hydroelectric power, solar and wind power," he said.

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