Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Indian government has initiated National Electric Mobility Mission (e-mobility) to encourage the use of electric vehicles (E-Vehicle).
Madhya Pradesh has implemented this program as Solar Based Electric Mobility Program by showing its commitment towards the environment. This program is being started from World Environment Day (5th June) in the state.
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam has gifted E-Vehicles to Hon’able Chief Minister and chief secretary in the state to embolden the official use of Electric Vehicle in the state.
Electric Vehicle was being demonstrated at Vallabh Bhavan where Hon’able minister New and Renewable Energy Mr. Narayan Singh Kushwaha and Chairman Urja Vikan Nigam Mr. Vijendra Singh Sisodiya formally handed over the key to Hon’ble Chief Minister.
Charging infrastructure of E-Vehicle has been established in the campus of Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam which is based on Solar Energy. Vehicle would cover up to 130 km to 140 kms in one charge. Entire amount for purchasing E-Vehicles and its charging infrastructure is being received from Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Government of India under their exhibition scheme.
The net expenditure for the operation of E-Vehicle is approximately INR 0.89/Km, on the other hand, the fuel expenditure on diesel and petrol operated vehicles is INR 4.2/Km and INR 5.00/Km respectively.
This is to say that other than decrease in pollution, the operational cost of E-Vehicles is pretty economical as compared to conventional fossil fuel based vehicles.
The additional expenditure on E-Vehicles is replenished in almost three years on the average daily use of 120 to 130 kms. E-Vehicles has 10 times lesser moving parts as compared to Diesel ad Petrol operated vehicles which leads to lesser maintenance requirement.
Hon’ble Chief Minister invoked to eradicate the ill effects of pollutionon the occasion of World Environment Day and also dictated the utility of Solar Power based Electric Vehicles. Hon’ble Chief Minister took a test drive of Electric Vehicle too on this occasion.
The Principal Secretary of New & Renewable Energy, Mr. Manu Srivastava apprised Hon’ble Chief Minister, present ministers and all other senior officers about E-Vehicles. Due to the utility of E-Vehicles, maximum officers have shown interest in this technology.
With the use of E-Vehicles, not only the pollution would reduce but the demand of imported petroleum products could also be reduced. This is the initiative of Paryavaran Mitra of Madhya Pradesh on Environment Day.