Nagpur became the first city in the country with an electric fleet of 200 electric vehicles, including taxis, buses, e-rickshaw and automobiles.
“We are committed to initial discussions with SoftBank for low-interest rate loans for a green project.” We want to introduce you to electric vehicles, autorickshaws and other vehicles that travel in the country. Two electric lakh buses for public transport, “the Union Minister and road transport roads Nitin Gadkari said Friday.
The parliamentary constituency of Nagpur was addressing the media here before launching a pilot project for 200 electric vehicles, including 100 of the new Mahindra e20 plus.
Gadkari, the Prime Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis, inaugurated the first multimodal electric vehicle project in India at the Nagpur Airport Complex, Maharashtra which led to offer various incentives to e-taxis.
“Mass of the electric mobility ecosystem in Nagpur will change with the change in the landscape of automotive and transportation in the country,” said M. Gadkari after the launch. Speaking at the event, Fadnavis said: “To promote the electric fleet, we gave up VAT, road tax and registration of all electric vehicles in the state, and look forward to building the state of Maharashtra as a Model to emulate in the future “.
The pilot project will begin with a fleet of 200 people, including 100 new E2O More Mahindra vehicles. The rest will consist of vehicles from other original equipment manufacturers, including Tata Motors, Kinetic, TVS and BYD, among others.
Ola taxi aggregator has already invested more than Rs 50 crore-Rs to the EV charging infrastructure, starting with 50 additional recharging points at four strategic locations in Nagpur.
Gadkari said the goal is to reduce the price of public transport tickets by 50% in the country and to charge these vehicles will not be a problem because the charging stations are being created.
The size of the auto industry, which stands at Rs 4.5 lakh rupees is estimated at Rs 25 lakh rupees and stress should be put on promoting environmental vehicles that cause minimal pollution, he suggested.
The state government will gradually increase electric taxi operations in all major cities of Maharashtra.
Pawan Goenka, MD, Mahindra and Mahindra, said the company carry the burden in India with the government. Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and CEO, Ola, said that electric mobility in a multimodal format will be the key to realising mission-building mobility for billions of Indians.
With an eye on promoting the public with the environment, the government is ready with its electric vehicle policy before December.
The rapid adoption of electric and shared vehicles could save 60 billion dollars in diesel fuel and fuel costs while reducing up to 1 gigiga (GT) of carbon emissions in India by 2030, government experts Niti Aayog In a joint report with the Mountain Rock Institute earlier this month.
A group of ministers, created to prepare the draft plan for electric vehicle policy, has submitted recommendations to the Cabinet Secretary and is currently preparing the draft plan.
A number of Indian companies have also expressed interest in investing in electric vehicles and related infrastructure.
The policy will include light and heavy vehicles, such as electric cars and buses.