Indian Parliament embraces green mobility

Indian Parliament embraces green mobility

In a bid to cut the pollution in the country and encourage use of electric vehicles, Indian parliament on Wednesday embraced green mobility.

Snehlata Shrivastava, Secretary General of Lok Sabha inaugurated Exicom AC & DC FAST Chargers installed at Parliament House, New Delhi.

The Secretary General also inaugurated Tata Tigor and Mahindra Verito Electric Cars at the venue.

Anant Nahata, Managing Director of Exicom said, “We are very happy to take part in the EV movement and take pride to work for India’s EV Mission 2030. We are progressively looking to expand and strengthen the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles with intent to popularize and promote clean transportation.

Last month Niti Aayog in its report said that India could achieve high penetration of electric vehicles (EV) by 2030 on the back of the success of FAME II and other measures.

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The penetration of EV vehicles could reach around 80 per cent in case of two-wheelers and 30 per cent for private cars, the report — India’s Electric Mobility Transformation: Progress to Date and Future Opportunities — by the Niti Aayog and the Rocky Mountain Institute.

The report quantifies direct oil and carbon savings that vehicles incentivised under the FAME II would deliver.

The government of India earlier proposed a green-color number plate for all electric vehicles running in the country. Backing its old plan, the Central government has now asked the state transport departments to make it mandatory for all EVs to use the green number plates, irrespective of the year in which they were bought.

The owners of electric vehicle are supposed to have vehicle number written in white color on a green background. The with the new number plate EVs are expected to get preferential treatment like  parking said, free entry in congested areas as well as a concessional toll on highways.

(Update: Snehlata Shrivastava, Secretary General of Lok Sabha inaugurated Exicom AC & DC FAST Chargers on Wednesday and not on Friday as we reported earlier , we regret inconvenience)