India’s first multi-model electric vehicle project was inaugurated in Nagpur by Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari.
A fleet of 200 electric cars, buses and e-rickshaws, and four charging stations were launched as part of the project.
The project involves automobile manufacturer Mahindra ELECTRIC and cab service provider Ola as partners along with the Government of India.
The pilot project envisages a fleet of 200 electric-powered public transport vehicles which would be run on cab aggregator Ola’s app platform in Nagpur.
Mahindra & Mahindra group’s Mahindra Electric has manufactured 100 e2o electric taxis while Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions has supplied 100 e-rickshaws, Kinetic Safar.
Fadnavis also unveiled an electric charging station built by Ola and located at the Nagpur airport. Ola has also built three other charging stations in Nagpur and these four stations together have 53 charging points that can power the entire fleet of 200 e-vehicles.
The project was the first such project to reduce pollution. This project will help the common man. Every charging station for these electric vehicles also has solar facilities, which means this project will provide green and clean transport to Nagpur.