Three-day EV Expo East 2018 to be held on Science City Campus
Kolkata: The three-day 6th EV Expo East 2018 to showcase the latest innovations in electric vehicles will be inaugurated in the Science City premises on May 11.
More than 30 Indian and international e-vehicle companies will showcase their advanced technology, pollution free two, three and four wheeled e-vehicles like e-rickshaws, e-carts, e-bikes, e-scooters, e-bicycles as well as e-loaders.
The EV Expo east is supported by the ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
It may be mentioned that New Town Kolkata development Authority (NKDA) is going to introduce e-buses in May.
The centres to charge the batteries have been constructed and the route of the buses have been finalised.
The buses are air-conditioned and will cover the areas which are not covered by other buses.
The state Transport department has taken an initiative to replace the Totos by e-rickshaws which are safe and more durable.
The Lithum ion batteries are also going to be showcased at the Expo. The state government is projecting introduction of e-vehicles in different areas.
The purpose of the Expo is to highlight the Centre's theme to make India a 100% Electric Vehicle nation by 2030 and towards realisation of a national Electric Mobility Mission.
This is to provide safe, pollution free, environment friendly, cost effective transport solution and boost safety, comfort, convenience and last-mile connectivity to the passengers. Anuj Sharma, chairman, E-Rickshaw Committee. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said: " As electric vehicles is relatively a new and rapidly growing segment, there is a huge scope for business investment right from production, stocking and distribution and R & D services."