The Transport Department of Himachal Pradesh has promised to replace its present fleet of gasoline and diesel cars with electric vehicles in an effort to promote cleaner, non-polluting electric vehicles. As a result, it will be the first state in the nation to convert its entire fleet to electric vehicles. According to the proposal, all government agencies will have electric cars within a year in order to support a system that is sustainable and economical.
Also, an expenditure of Rs 400 crore has been approved for the addition of 300 electric buses to the fleet of the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC), according to a formal statement quoting Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu. By 2025, the government wants to convert the whole HRTC fleet to electric buses.
Officials claim that switching to electric buses will significantly lower the state’s daily operating costs for these vehicles, which total about Rs 1.5 crore per day. Due to the growing cost of gasoline, HRTC has been experiencing losses.
Experts stated that the environmentally conscious state with a significant tourist potential is anticipated to benefit greatly from the decision to convert the whole fleet of state highways to electric cars. Also, the government intends to announce a new electric car policy, which is now said to be one of the top objectives.
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