Arun Jaitley Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Delhi

Arun Jaitley flagging off the E-vehicle, at the inauguration of the E-vehicle and charging station in North Block, New Delhi on January 09, 2019
Arun Jaitley flagging off the E-vehicle, at the inauguration of the E-vehicle and charging station in North Block, New Delhi on January 09, 2019

Marking the adoption of e-mobility, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India has signed an agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), an entity under Ministry of Power for deployment of 15 electric vehicles (EVs) for their officers.

Also, 28 charging points (24 slow charging points, 4 fast charging points) have been installed at North Block in Delhi for charging these vehicles. With these 15 EVs, Department of Economic Affairs is expected to save over 36,000 litres of fuel every year and will also lead to a reduction of over 440 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, said, “Electric mobility, is an attractive, sustainable, and profitable solution to mitigate the climate change and to reduce the risk posed by vehicular emission to public health. EVs have the potential to support India’s growth by enhancing manufacturing, job creation, and technical capabilities. We are glad to be a part of India’s mission of rapid adoption of e-mobility.”

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The Department of Expenditure has also issued an office memorandum for all the government offices in Delhi / NCR to switch to electric vehicles. The government believes that the adoption of electric vehicles will reduce dependence on oil imports and promote power capacity addition in India thereby enhancing energy security of the country.

It will further reduce GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions from the transport sector and also reduce the impact of pollution level in the cities.

Photo: Press Information Bureau

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