Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launches ‘Go Electric Campaign’ to boost electric mobility across country

Go Electric Campaign is the future of India which will help in promoting environmental-friendly, cost-effective, and indigenous electric products.

Created On: Feb 19, 2021 16:52 ISTModified On: Feb 19, 2021 16:52 IST
Go Electric Campaign

The Union Minister of Road, Transport, and Highways Nitin Gadkari on February 19, 2021, launched the ‘Go Electric Campaign’ in order to spread awareness regarding the benefits of EV Charging Infrastructure and e-mobility as well as electric cooking in India.

The Union Minister Nitin Gadkari while launching the campaign highlighted that Go Electric is the future of India which will help in promoting environmental-friendly, cost-effective, and indigenous electric products.

The State for Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R.K. Singh was also present on the occasion. During the launch, while talking about electric mobility, the Power Minister mentioned that the energy transition is required in order to reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels. He further urged the people to adopt electric appliances.

Objective of ‘Go Electric Campaign’:

The campaign is an important initiative that will help in reducing India's fossil fuel import dependence in the coming years and will also be a step forward towards a greener and cleaner future.

Go Electric Campaign aims at creating awareness at the PAN-India level and is also expected to boost the confidence of the Electric Vehicle manufacturers.

Benefits of electric fuel:

Electric fuel is a crucial alternative for fossil fuels which have an import bill of Rs. 8 lakh crores.

In comparison to conventional fuels, electric fuel has reduced emissions, low cost, and is also indigenous.

Electric cooking in India can benefit the customers because of Low Heat Wastage.

Electrification of public transport will not only be economical but will also be eco-friendly.

In the agriculture sector, green power can be generated from agriculture waste and biomass which will be beneficial for farmers across the country.

Launch of ‘Go Electric’ Logo:

During the launch, the logo of ‘Go Electric’ was also unveiled depicting the evolution of the e-mobility ecosystem. The audio-visuals creatives specifically designed to enhance consumer awareness were also screened during the event.

The Industry players organized an exhibition displaying the different electrical vehicles which included e-cars, e-buses, 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers apart from the charging options such as slow chargers and fast chargers.

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