New Delhi: South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has claimed to be the first civic body in the country to replace its internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles with e-Vehicles.
Union Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh on Wednesday had launched the 'National E-Mobility Programme' and handed over the key of the first e-vehicle to SDMC Commissioner PK Goel.
The electric vehicles will also help in controlling pollution level in the city.
SDMC Commissioner Dr Goel described the initiative as driving into the future in the direction of developing clean Delhi and contribution to sustainable environment. He further stated that SDMC has started the process of allotting these vehicles to officer and the E-vehicles will be on road in day or two.
"We are ushering in a new era of clean, green and future oriented technologies in Delhi. The E-cars are of sedan automatic type, fully air-conditioned with zero tail pipe emission. The new journey will result in a huge savings in the fuel consumption, maintenance and operating cost of the vehicles and reduction in CO2 emission and fast growing pollution level in the capital city," he added.
Goel added that SDMC has created a robust supporting infrastructure by setting up charging infrastructure to ensure sustainable e-vehicles.