Keeping in mind and up with the central government’s policies to switch to electric mobility, the Indian army has employed electric vehicles as part of its fleet.
In partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a Joint Venture of Central PSUs under Ministry of Power, the Indian Army will be using the EVs for the use of its officials in New Delhi with a total of 10 electric cars to be operated as part of the pilot project.
The army will develop further on the initiative and increase the number of EVs in Delhi to in a bid to improve efficiency and minimise emissions.
Other state governments too have been adopting EVs as part of their official fleet in recent times.
More recently, the GST Council also cleared the reduction in GST rates for electric cars that dropped from 12% to 5%, with effect from August 1, 2019. In addition, EVs also get a subsidy under the FAME II initiative, in a bid to make the cars more affordable for mass adoption.