One of the world's most polluted countries, India has set the "ambitious" target to stop selling gas-powered vehicles in an attempt to clean up its air.
The boom in the country’s economy has brought in new industries and commuters have spewed pollutants in the air at staggering rates. According to a report India's air contributes to 1.2 million deaths per year. Breathing the air in New Delhi, the nation's capital, is like smoking 10 cigarettes a day Doctors have said.
India's energy minister, Piyush Goyal, said that the country will help facilitate the electric car effort by offering subsidies for a couple of years. "After that," he said, "the cost of electric vehicles will start paying for themselves."
The annual sales of electric and hybrid cars to hit 6 million to 7 million by 2020 are what the government's National Electric Mobility Mission Plan wants to achieve.
Plans to aggressively expand the number of electric cars on the road is just one of a number of ways India is trying to go greener. The government has also planned to expand its solar energy capacity.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also doubled down on his commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement after President Trump rebuked the pact on Thursday.
He was in France on Saturday meeting with French President Emanuel Macron, who also strongly condemned Trump's decision.
"Paris Agreement is a shared legacy of the world. It will benefit the future generations as well," Modi wrote on Twitter.