Indian Army launches e-Car to combat pollution
New Delhi: In a bid to combat pollution, the Indian Army launched a batch of 10 electric cars for use of its officials here on Thursday. Lt Gen Gopal flagged off the first lot of e-Cars.
The pilot project, an ecological initiative, has been commenced in partnership with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a joint venture of central PSUs under the Ministry of Power, Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
“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 emissions,” it added.
Indian Army has a large number of Territorial Army Battalions (ECO) which has 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 the environment.