Punjab Government In Talks With Japan to Launch Electric Buses

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  • The state is also in talks for a centre of excellence in advanced and emerging technologies with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
  • The pilot for the EV buses will begin with five buses in Chandigarh and Patiala

According to a report by Business Standard, the Punjab Government is in talks with Japan to launch electric buses based on the Japanese model of state-of-the-art quick charge lithium ion batteries. The project will begin a pilot of five buses in Chandigarh and Patiala.

The government will take the discussions forward on the Japanese electric vehicle corridor during the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit 2019 which will be held soon. Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), a government-related organisation, is partnering for the country session of this summit.

Centre of excellence in advanced and emerging technologies

The state is also in talks for a centre of excellence in advanced and emerging technologies with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEIT). The report said that Vini Mahajan, additional chief secretary, industries and commerce said that the state is also pursuing for a centre of excellence in advanced and emerging technologies with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEIT), India under the umbrella MOU between Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan and MEIT, India.

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