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    Karnataka may replace half of government vehicles with EVs in 3 years

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    The Karnataka government has set itself a target to replace half of petrol and diesel-run government vehicles with electric vehicles in the next 2-3 years, deputy chief minister C N Ashwath Narayan said.

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    The state is also working on tweaking its EV policy to keep up with the latest developments in the sector.
    The Karnataka government has set itself a target to replace half of petrol and diesel-run government vehicles with electric vehicles in the next 2-3 years, deputy chief minister C N Ashwath Narayan said.

    Speaking at a panel on the future of sustainable mobility at the Harvard India Conference 2021 on Monday, Narayan, who is also the state’s minister for information technology, said the government would take steps to develop charging infrastructure in high-rise buildings, metro stations, malls, IT parks and apartments. “We aim to set up fast chargers along a few important highways and will also establish a world-class Karnataka electric mobility research and innovation centre,” he explained.

    Karnataka is the first among Indian states to come up with an EV policy and the government is pushing to make the state a hub for the manufacture of EVs, batteries and charging equipment.

    The state is also working on tweaking its EV policy to keep up with the latest developments in the sector.

    The minister acknowledged that lack of charging infrastructure remained a concern and said the state was working to improve the situation.

    ( Originally published on Feb 22, 2021 )
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    2 Comments on this Story

    Jayeshkumar Panchal6 days ago
    Karnataka may replace half of government vehicles with EVs. ..If they Start following the Laws of Motion; starting with getting rid of their Energy Wasting Friction Brakes.
    . . . .
    Our Automobiles made a Huge Energy Mistake right from their creation more than a century and half ago, of not recovering their Kinetic Energy while braking and using that same Energy for powering their next Acceleration; and then stupidly using a lot of New Energy, Engine Power and Fuel for their Next Acceleration. This Simple Energy Mistake has unfortunately remained till date in all our Automobiles even after a Century of Motoring and many Oil Crisis and Wars, as also the the huge Air Pollution and Climate change, but is sadly being repeated even in those Electric and Hydrogen vehicles, with even the Latest of these Green Cars still using those Friction Brakes!, ..that too on all 4 wheels!
    . . . .
    A Drastic Reduction in Energy, Fuel and Emission from Automobiles (including EVs) is possible, by getting rid of their Energy Wasting Friction Brakes and using a Simple Energy Mechanism for the Recovery of most of their Kinetic Energy while Braking, and reusing that same Energy (Stored in a Transmission) for powering the Next Acceleration!. ..just like how a simple Energy Mechanism in a pull-back Toy Car does it so beautifully. ..Trrrr (= Braking), ..Vroom (= Free Acceleration!).
    . . .
    There is No Place for those Energy wasting Friction Brakes in Automobiles in 21st Century ..and definitely not in EVs.
    Easwaran Muthuswamy6 days ago
    will allow Chinese and proxy indian compnies to vie for the tender. allow chinese proxies to build factories for the EVs under FDI scheme. great growth prospects
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