This World EV Day, electric vehicles have no dearth of takers

From state governments to car makers to captains of industry, everyone believes in the promise of the electric vehicle 

By DTE Staff
Published: Thursday 09 September 2021

An EV charging station in Gurugram. Photo: Joyjeet Das / CSEAn EV charging station in Gurugram. Photo: Joyjeet Das / CSE

Electric vehicles (EV), it seems, have truly caught the imagination of Indians, like in the rest of the world. On World Electric Vehicle Day 2021, a number of prominent voices declared through their messages on social media that EVs were the key to a greener world and thus, the future of humanity. 

Aaditya Thackeray, the scion of the ruling party in Maharashtra said his state was keen to push electrict mobility on a large scale so that Maharashtra could reduce its emissions from the transport sector to zero.

A bureaucrat in Maharashtra’s neighbour Gujarat announced the start of an e-vehicle service in Kevadia colony, the location of the Statue of Unity.

Meanwhile, Ford India announced that it was restructuring its India operations. It will cease vehicle-manufucturing at its Chennai and Sanand plants.

However, Ford India promised its customers that it would increase investment in electric vehicles.

Meanwhile, Mercedes Benz India announced it would make its latest electrict car model available at all its dealerships in India.

Audi said it was ready to bring another electric car to India just a month after launching its first.

Other, non-automobile industry leaders like Vedanta also supported the drive towards EVs.

And Tata Steeel announce a first-of-its-kind endeavour.

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