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Air Force to use Tata Nexon EV to reduce carbon emissions

As part of the central government’s plan to promote electric vehicles, the Indian Air Force has included Tata Motors’ Nexon EV in its fleet of vehicles. Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari flagged off 12 electric cars. These cars will be used in Air Force units present in Delhi NCR.

The Defense Ministry said in a press release, “The Air Force is preparing to increase the use of electric vehicles. For this, an ecosystem related to e-vehicles is also being prepared. This includes setting up charging stations in Air Force units. Indian Army Along with this, the Air Force is also procuring electric buses and electric cars. This will serve the purpose of environment friendly transportation.

The Indian Army has also decided to buy Electric Vehicles (EV) for select units. This will be a step towards furthering the central government’s policy of reducing carbon emissions. 25 percent of light vehicles, 38 percent of buses and 48 percent of motorcycles in selected units of the army EV will be replaced by Recently officials had told that before finalizing the plan to include EV vehicles Aspects such as the requirement of the army attached to them and their use in inaccessible places will be considered. Necessary infrastructure such as charging points will be provided to support the ecosystem connected to electric vehicles in army units. An official had said, “EV charging stations will have at least one fast charger and two to three slow chargers. Apart from this, electric circuit cables and transformers with adequate load capacity will be kept.” The army will soon issue an initial tender for 60 electric buses.

A few months ago, the army gave a presentation related to electric vehicles to Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. In this, companies like Tata Motors and Revolt Motor gave information about their EVs. New indigenously manufactured armored vehicle Kalyani M4 has been inducted in the army fleet. Bharat Forge has sent 16 units of this vehicle to the army for UN peacekeeping operations. It is the state-of-the-art Armored Personal Carrier. The company claims that the occupants of this vehicle get protection from hazards like grenade blasts.

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