Viewing to reduce carbon footprints Jaitley instigates adoption of e-mobility
Source :NewsBharati Date :09-Jan-2019
New Delhi, January 9: Marking the adoption of e-mobility, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today inaugurated the electric vehicle charging station in the national capital with a view to reduce carbon footprints and head towards a sustainable environment. “Electric mobility, is an attractive, sustainable and profitable solution to mitigate the climate change and to reduce the risk posed by vehicular emission to public health.”, he said in presence of Ajay Bhushan Pandey, Ajay Narayan Jha and Subhash Chandra Garg.
“EVs have the potential to support India’s growth by enhancing manufacturing, job creation, and technical capabilities. We are glad to be a part of India’s mission of rapid adoption of e-mobility.”, he added further.
Meanwhile R K Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy, urged to say that the Indian Government is committed to usher in an era of clean, green and future-oriented technologies in the country. “Today, we have achieved yet another milestone in that direction. The Government is promoting e-mobility by taking a lead in changing the fleet of cars used for official purposes with electric cars and at the same time creating the right policy framework enabling this ecosystem and to support its adoption.”, he claimed.
With this development, Ministry of Finance begins its transition towards a reduced carbon footprint and a more environmentally sustainable future. It also marks its participation in India’s e-mobility goal. Several stakeholders across the nation are already implementing many initiatives to support electric mobility with more expected to join the effort, reported the statement.
The Indian Government has signed an agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), an entity under Ministry of Power for deployment of 15 Electric Vehicles for their officers. Also, 28 charging points (24 Slow charging points, 4 Fast Charging Points) have been installed at North Block for charging these vehicles. With these 15 EVs, Department of Economic Affairs is expected to save over 36,000 litres of fuel every year and will also lead to a reduction of over 440 tonnes of CO2 annually.