India’s first electric taxi project will be launched in Nagpur on 24 May, road transport and highways. In Baghpat to inspect work on the Rs5,763-crore Eastern Peripheral Expressway, he added that Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd will be providing 200 taxis for the project.that project will be undertaken by Nagpur Municipal Corporation and will be the first of its kind in the country.
The plan comes against the backdrop of an ambitious government strategy for a mass shift to electric vehicles by 2030—one that aims to ensure all vehicles on Indian roads run on electric power.government should to start the project early but there are some problems in setting up charging stations.The government is working on creating infrastructure for electric vehicles such as charging stations, along with bringing down the cost of batteries by facilitating technology transfer.The electric vehicle plan is slowing gaining traction with ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs cab-hailing service Ola, planning to introduce electric cabs on a pilot basis in major Indian cities.Ola has stated that it has invested Rs50 crore in the Nagpur initiative and has plans to further scale up its operations by investing $2 billion in e-vehicles across all cities of India. It has set an ambitious target of running one million electricity-powered vehicles on the Ola platform by 2020.