India’s first electric mass transport project launched in Nagpur

index.jpgSource : Livemint 2 June 2017

Nagpur: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday inaugurated India’s first multi-modal electric vehicle project and Ola electric charging station in Nagpur to mark the third anniversary of the Narendra Modi government.

The pilot project envisages a fleet of 200 electric-powered public transport vehicles which would be run on cab aggregator Ola’s app platform in Nagpur.

Mahindra & Mahindra group’s Mahindra Electric has manufactured 100 e2o electric taxis while Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions has supplied 100 e-rickshaws, Kinetic Safar.

Fadnavis also unveiled an electric charging station built by Ola and located at the Nagpur airport. Ola has also built three other charging stations in Nagpur and these four stations together have 53 charging points that can power the entire fleet of 200 e-vehicles. Ola has plans to scale up operations in Nagpur.

 

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