Nagpur became the country’s first city with electric fleet of 200 electric vehicles, including taxis, buses, e-rickshaw and autos.
According to PTI, union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said that promoting electric vehicles is our priority. The government wants electric buses, auto-rickshaws and other vehicles to ply in the country. They are engaged in initial talks with SoftBank for loans at low interest rate for a green project. Government wants to introduce two lakh electric buses for public transport.
The parliamentarian from Nagpur constituency was addressing the media here before launching a pilot project for 200 electric vehicles, including 100 of Mahindra’s new e20 plus.
Gadkari, along with Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, inaugurated India’s first multi-modal electric vehicle project at the Nagpur Airport Complex, making Maharashtra the first state to provide various incentives to e-taxis.
“Electric mass mobility ecosystem in Nagpur will bring about a transformational change in the automotive and transportation landscape in the country,” Gadkari said after the launch