Mumbai: Aditya Thackeray launches special cell dedicated to Electrical Vehicles

Mumbai: Maharashtra cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray on Wednesday launched a special cell under the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) dedicated to accelerate the ‘transition and adoption’ of electric vehicles in Mumbai.

‘Mumbai EV Sale’ has been launched in association with a company named WRI India. “With experts working towards sustainable mobility, this will help build a network of cell charging stations, support battery development and market penetration,” tweeted Mumbai Suburban District Guardian Minister Aaditya Thackeray.

Emphasizing on the acceptance of EVs among the general public, Thackeray said that Maharashtra has seen a jump of 157 per cent in EV registrations since the announcement of the EV policy (in July 2021).

Bringing this new age technology to public transport, Thackeray tweeted that “We are rapidly working towards electrification of the BEST fleet. Presently, 386 BEST buses are electric and soon 50 percent by 2023 and by 2027.” Will reach 100 percent first.”

State Environment Minister Thackeray termed the collaboration as “just the beginning” of a “long way to go in this hour of climate emergency”.

“Grateful to BMC, BEST Buses and most importantly Mumbaikars, who are important stakeholders in our efforts towards sustainable development,” Thackeray tweeted. (ANI)

First published:February 23, 2022, 9:30 pm

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