The Maharashtra government has shortlisted Thane, Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad,
Nagpur and Nasik to promote electric vehicles for public transport media
reports quoting state government officials said
State’s project of
setting up 500 EV charging stations in a phased manner
With the Centre giving a push for faster adoption of EVs, the state
government had launched an ambitious project of setting up 500 EV charging
stations across Maharashtra in a phased manner. It has also
formed a seven member committee to decide on policies for purchse of electric
vehicles in various governmental departments and for providing charging
facilities in various parts of the state. These are steps taken by the
government to reduce air pollution.
BMC planning to
start a rental service for electric bikes
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is also planning to set up
charging stations across the city. The BMC has been pushing the use of EVs by
planning to start a rental service for electric bikes.
Thane city is set to become a model town for the adoption of Electric
Vehicles (EVs), both in public transportation and private vehicles.
Soon a Detailed Electric Vehicle Policy
We will soon have a Detailed Electric Vehicle Policy for the entire
state. Also, currently, we have nominated Thane as a model city across
Maharashtra for implementing electric vehicles the officials said.
updated e-vehicles policy will be launched this year, which will include
incentives and create infrastructure for private and public vehicles to make
the transition to e-vehicles. Thane will be the first
city in the state where private vehicle owners will be encouraged to make the
transition to e-vehicles.