Nitin Gadkari in the presence of R. K. Singh, the Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, launched the “Go Electric” Campaign to spread awareness on the benefits of e-mobility and EV Charging Infrastructure as well as electric cooking in India.
Gadkari said that electric fuel is a major alternative for fossil fuels which have an import bill of Rs. 8 lakh crore. When compared to conventional fuels the electric fuel has low cost, reduced emissions and it is also indigenous.
He also said the Go Electric Campaign is an important initiative that would help in reducing the import dependence of our country in the coming years and would be an important step towards a cleaner and greener future.
The campaign is aimed at creating awareness at PAN-India level and is expected to boost the confidence of Electric Vehicle manufacturers.
The launch event also witnessed the unveiling of “Go Electric” logo which depicts the evolution of e-mobility eco-system.
An exhibition was organised by the industry players displaying different electric vehicles including e-buses, e-cars, 3-wheelers, and 2-wheelers apart from available charging options such as fast chargers and slow chargers.