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"Go Electric" Campaign

Posted On: 22 MAR 2022 5:13PM by PIB Delhi

Government of India, Ministry of Power launched the "Go Electric" Campaign on 19th February 2021. The objective of this campaign is to create awareness among masses about benefits of switching over to Electric Vehicles (EVs), including various initiatives taken by Centre & State Governments to enhance acceptability of Electric Vehicles, and Electrical Cooking. This campaign is being implemented through State Nodal Agencies (SNAs) designated by States for coordinating activities related to rolling out Public Charging Infrastructure in States. Under this campaign, Workshops, Webinars, Technical talks, Seminars, Road Shows are being organized to connect with the masses and spread the message of going electric. Reduction in the import bill of crude would be the outcome of the campaign as more and more consumers adopt EVs as a preferred choice while buying new vehicles over the next decade.

Electric Vehicles (EVs) do not result in emission. EVs need electricity from Grid to charge on board batteries. With the rapid addition of Renewable Energy, Thermal generation is expected to reduce in overall electricity mix, further minimizing the carbon emission intensity in future.

This information was given by Shri R.K Singh, Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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