Indian Army in step with government policies on environmental protection has
launched an ecological initiative with employing electric cars for use of its
officials in New Delhi in partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd
(EESL), a joint Venture of Central PSUs under Ministry of Power.
introduction of E-Car in Army at Delhi was visualised on World Environment Day
and launched on August 1, 2019 with flagging off the first lot of E-Cars for
Indian Army by QMG, Lt Gen Gopal R. Army plans to operate the first batch of 10
E-Cars as a pilot project and develop further on this initiative and increase
the number of E Cars in Delhi to ensure economy, efficiency and minimal
Indian Army has a large number of Territorial Army Battalions (ECO) which have
done a yeoman service in environmental protection initiatives such as
forestation. Army units posted in remote and ecologically sensitive areas from
Kashmir to Kanya Kumari have been carrying out various activities in close
coordination with local populace to conserve the ecological balance and protect
vehicle technology has proved to be a viable alternative by reducing the carbon
emission footprint. Indian companies like Tata Motors and Mahindra have taken a
lead in R&D and manufacturing of Electric Cars. EESL has been the main
facilitator in providing these vehicles to various Government agencies. Army’s
initiative in encouraging these electric vehicles will go a long way in further
development of this technology and its adoption for the general public in near
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