May 9, 2019. Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are likely to account for 50% of sales of new three- and four-wheelers in India by 2030, on the back of rapidly developing infrastructure and cost reduction due to domestic manufacturing, according to a report.

Nomura Research Institute Ltd (NRI Consulting & Solutions) in its report on ‘Transforming Mobility Through Natural Gas’ also said the implementation of BS-VI emission norms from 1 April, 2020, will increase price differential between CNG and diesel vehicles, making CNG vehicles more attractive.

According to the report, a strong network of 15,000 CNG and 1,500 LNG stations by 2030 would have the potential to transform the Indian mobility scenario, with an expected 33 million natural gas vehicles as compared to 3.3 million in 2019.

It said CNG infrastructure has grown rapidly in India. As many as seven states that benefited after the 10th round of CGD (city gas distribution) make up 55% of the total vehicle sales in the country as of 2017-18.