Piyush Goyal administered companies to switch to e-cars

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Officials and state firms under the power, coal, renewable energy and mines ministries will start using electric vehicles, catalysing the governments plan to make zero-emission cars popular, informed Piyush Goyal.

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The government has already prepared guidelines for fast-charging stations for e-vehicles, while for buses, the plan is to have a system of swapping a used battery with a charged one, he informed ET.

Work has already begun to prepare tenders to buy the vehicles. State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) will soon invite bids for bulk supply of electric cars and other vehicles for its ministries and public sector undertakings located in Delhi.

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The government is coming out with guidelines for tenders seeking procurement of electrical city buses without batteries. The entire e-vehicles programme would be without any subsidy and push further the Make in India programme.

Goyal stated that the programme will make e-vehicles affordable than the conventional vehicles and people will automatically shift to electrical vehicles.

By Baishakhi Dutta

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