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Indian Army will buy electric vehicles, the target is to reduce carbon emissions

The sales of electric vehicles are increasing in the country. The Indian Army has also decided to buy Electric Vehicles (EV) for select units. This will be a step in the direction of taking forward the policy of the Central Government to reduce carbon emissions. In select units of the army, 25 percent light vehicles, 38 percent buses and 48 percent motorcycles will be replaced by EVs.

officials said that EV Before finalizing the plan for induction of vehicles, aspects like the requirement of the army attached to the vehicles and their use in inaccessible places will be considered. Necessary infrastructure like charging points will be provided in the army units to help in the ecosystem related to electric vehicles. “EV charging stations will have at least one fast charger and two to three slow chargers. Besides, electric circuit cables and transformers with adequate load capacity will be placed,” an official said. Army will soon issue 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. Recently, a new indigenously manufactured armored vehicle Kalyani M4 has been included in the army’s fleet. Bharat Forge has sent 16 units of this vehicle to the army for UN peacekeeping operations. It is a state-of-the-art armored personal carrier. The company claims that the occupants of this vehicle get protection from many dangers like grenade blast.

The Kalyani M4 is a Quick Reacting Fighting Vehicle (Heavy) capable of carrying an infantry platoon with complete equipment. The company said that this vehicle has done many challenging situations in very difficult conditions in the country. trial has been successfully completed. These include snowfall in Leh and Ladakh and scorching heat in the desert. It has a range of 800 km, which will help in delivering military force in the shortest possible time even in difficult places. It is equipped with a modern military-grade power engine. It can withstand blasts of up to 10 kg of TNT under the wheels and up to 50 kg of IED blasts on one side.

(This news has not been edited by digitnews team. It has been published directly from Syndicate feed.)

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