Indian Army set to induct EVs for select units

By Reetika Bhatt | on October 15, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

The necessary support infrastructure, which includes EV charging stations, will be installed to support the EV ecosystem in the army units.

In accordance with the government's overarching aim of reducing carbon emissions, the Indian Army has opted to purchase electric vehicles (EVs) for a select number of units and formations, according to officials. The proposal calls for a time-bound replacement of about 25% of light vehicles, 38% of buses, and 48% of motorbikes in certain units with EVs. 

"Various factors unique to the Indian Army's employability, remote locations of employment and operational commitments were considered to arrive at a definite time-bound roadmap for the project", stated an official.

"The Indian Army has put into plan a roadmap to induct EVs wherever possible, considering the operational commitments which will significantly reduce carbon emissions dependency on fossil fuels", he continued.

The necessary support infrastructure, which includes EV charging stations, will be installed to support the EV ecosystem in the army units. These charging stations will, in compliance with the rules, include two to three slow chargers in addition to at least one fast charger. Additionally, the Army intends to gradually establish solar-powered charging stations.

As per the officials, the Indian Army will also address the current bus shortage by purchasing electric buses for some peace establishments. The initial tender for the purchase of 60 buses and 24 fast chargers will shortly be floated. 

In April this year, EV producers like Tata Motors, Perfect Metal Industries (PMI), and Revolt Motors showcased their EVs and provided details on the technological advancement at a demonstration of available EVs to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

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