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Indian Army, EESL, launch EVs to combat pollution

The Indian Army plans to operate the first batch of 10 EVs as a pilot project in collaboration with EESL and then develop further on this initiative

Indian Army, EESL, launch EVs to combat pollution
Indian Army, EESL, launch EVs to combat pollution

New Delhi: The Indian Army, in partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), has launched an ecological initiative on Thursday under which it has employed electric cars for use by its officials in New Delhi. The idea of introducing EV for Army officials was first mooted on World Environment Day. The EV plan was launched on Thursday with the flagging off of the first lot of EVs for Indian Army by QMG, Lt Gen Gopal R. The Indian Army plans to operate the first batch of 10 EVs as a pilot project and develop further on this initiative and increase the number of EVs in Delhi to ensure economy, efficiency and minimal emissions.

The backdrop

Air pollution has been a major challenge in Delhi. Governments across the world are investing in a lot of resources in fighting this menace. Electric vehicle technology has proved to be a viable alternative as it reduces carbon emission footprint. Indian companies like Tata Motors and Mahindra have taken a lead in R&D and manufacturing of EVs. EESL has been the main facilitator in providing these vehicles to various government agencies. Army’s initiative in encouraging these EVs will go a long way in further development of this technology and its adoption for the general public in near future, an official release said.

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