Jharkhand government introduces electric cars for official use

The state government of Jharkhand on September 12, 2018 introduced electric vehicles for official use. The energy department of the state got 20 such cars for its use. The information was shared by the state’s Chief Minister Raghubar Das.

The state’s energy department received 20 cars in the first phase. The cars were procured by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), which is a joint venture of the PSUs under the Ministry of Power.

Key Highlights:-

1. The electric cars are a part of a consignment of 50 such vehicles that the Energy Efficiency Services Limited will supply to Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam (JBVNL) for its official use.
2. While the first lot of 20 electric cars has been delivered, the rest 30 will arrive within the next two weeks.
3. All the state government offices in Jharkhand will soon start opting for the electric cars to reduce carbon emission and help keep the state pollution free.
4. The state’s CM said that his government would appeal to people to buy such cars and open charging stations.
5. So far, 12 charging stations have been set up in Ranchi and more are set to come up soon.
6. The move will help the state achieve the centre’s e-mobility goal of replacing 30 per cent of government vehicles with electric cars by 2030.

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