Considering the pollution and current Delhi environment, Central Government could soon offer electric cars to Union Ministers, senior bureaucrats and other top officials.
This November, world’s third largest sedan manufacturer and oil guzzler have been planning to install 4,000 charging stations along with 10,000 battery-powered cars in Delhi, NCR. This movement will help (least) to reduce the emission of non-required chemicals in the air.
Union Power, Coal and Renewable Energy minister Piyush Goyal has stated to TOI that Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) is engaged to endorse state-run power utilities as they have signed MoUs for selling energy efficient LED bulbs from petrol pumps. Soon, a tender will be released in terms of Request for Proposals (RPF).
At the initial stage, according to EESL MD Saurabh Kumar, the company will have 1000 four door Electric Vehicles that can run 120-150 km in single charge in the first phase spread which will be of six months. Moreover, there will 300-400 Evs in the NDMC zone (housing all ministries and most government offices) by November.
Consequently, in the partnership of government and EESL, Centre will provide EVs, Drivers and its total maintenance which will not disturb routine of any departments to get the work done in exterior of office. Costing of around Rs 5,000 will be saved by this project per car (at present), is estimated by this project.