Power Minister Issues letter to All Ministers: Ask to Convert Offical Fleet to EVs

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Shri R K Singh has written to all Union and state ministers, asking them to embrace electric vehicles as soon as possible.

As part of its efforts to promote Electric Vehicles in the country, the Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy has written to all the Union Ministers including the Minster of States (Independent Charge) and Chief Ministers of all the States/UTs to join the Government of India’s initiative on transformative mobility and advice their respective Ministries/Departments to convert their fleet of official vehicles from present Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)/Petrol/Diesel Vehicles to Electric Vehicles for all official purposes.

His letter comes months after Nitin Gadkari had urged him to make EVs compulsory for govt officials.

The notification also reads, “Such an action is expected to set an example for the general public and encourage them to switch over to E-Mobility. The initiative is part of ongoing GO ELECTRIC CAMPAIGN launched by Government of India to promote Electric Vehicles (EVs) to meet multiple objectives – attaining goal of reduction in emission, energy security, energy efficiency etc.”

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