Nagpur, May 28: In big cities due to overuse of fuel, pollution is a difficult issue to combat. A number of vehicles increase day by day leading to more pollution. In the solution to that, Nagpur becomes the first city in India to receive an electric fleet of 200 electric vehicles, including taxis, buses, e-rickshaw and autos. This has promoted the necessary of the electric vehicle in India. Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari has stated government’s aim to initiate a green project. Along with him, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis were present in the inaugural program at Nagpur Airport Complex.
This step is remarkable for the automotive and transportation scenario of India. The pilot project which was launched yesterday consists of 200 electric vehicles, including 100 of Mahindra's new e20 plus. To pave the way for success for the new project Maharashtra government has waived VAT, road tax, and registration for all electric vehicles in the state. The giant cab service company in India, Ola has already invested upwards of Rs 50 crore towards for electronic vehicles. It is starting with 50 plus charging points across four strategic locations in Nagpur.
Ola CEO Bhavish Agarwal has appreciated Maharashtra government’s support towards their project. Electric vehicle ecosystem is important for India’s transportation system. Maharashtra CM wants to make the state model for electronic vehicle model.