Electric vehicles will be vigorously promoted to cut air pollution: Ashwath Narayan
Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan has said that electric vehicles will be vigorously promoted by the state government with the objective of cutting down air pollution.
Speaking at an electric bike rally organised by Rotary Club from Vidhana Soudha on Saturday, the DCM said two of the largest industries for manufacturing lithium batteries are located in Hubli and Chikkaballapur. In addition, the state government is developing an ‘excellent’ e-mobility which is in the final stages, he said.
In 2018, the state enacted the first e-vehicle policy in the country. Customers benefit from a discounted rate of Rs 5 per unit of power at e-vehicle charging stations, whereas the commercial electricity rate is Rs 9 per unit, the DCM noted.
Electric Vehicles are all set to herald a new era of eco-friendly mobility. Karnataka has been leading India’s charge in the sector by implementing innovative policies & boosting allied industries.— Dr. Ashwathnarayan C. N. (@drashwathcn) January 30, 2021
Flagged off 50 Electric Vehicles as part of the Go-Green Rally at Vidhana Soudha. https://t.co/bjoe07toQt
“With the electric vehicle industry growing at a rapid pace, petrol and diesel-powered vehicles may disappear in just ten years. The government is promoting this sector in the state. Bescom is working as a nodal agency to set up a large number of charging stations. Already 150 charging stations have been set up by Bescom, while NTPC has set up 150 more charging stations,” Dr Narayan said.