During the launch of the “Go Electric” campaign, the Union Minister suggested that electric vehicles (EVs) be compulsory for all government officials.
The Union Minister suggested that electric vehicles should be compulsory for all government officials.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has taken several important steps to encourage electric mobility in India. Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari advised people to use electric vehicles rather than gasoline or diesel vehicles. According to an ANI report, the Union Minister suggested that electric vehicles (EVs) should be compulsory for all government officials. To initiate the same, the minister said he will make electric vehicles compulsory for officials in his ministry.
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The Minister made his remarks during the launch of the “Go Electric” campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of electric mobility and electric vehicle charging infrastructure in India. In addition, this campaign also aims to raise awareness of the benefits of electric cooking in the country.
Gadkari told ANI: “If 10,000 electric vehicles are put into service in Delhi, then around 30 crore rupees per month spent on fuel can be saved, and this will reduce pollution. I will make electric vehicles compulsory for government officials. my department. “
At the launch event, Gadkari also mentioned that electric fuel is a major alternative to fossil fuels which has an import bill of Rs 8 lakh crores. He further added by saying: “Compared to conventional fuels, electric fuel has low cost, low emissions and it is also indigenous.”
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He also urged Energy Minister RK Singh to make the use of electric vehicles compulsory for his department, as he will for his departments. At the event, he also discussed the potential of electric cooking in the country, which will help reduce the dependence of imports on gas. He said, “Why don’t we subsidize electric cooking appliances? We are already giving subsidies on cooking gas.”
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