India rally aims to boost the use of green cars

A rally to encourage the use of green vehicles is being held in India today. Around 25 owners of electric vehicles (EVs), mainly from car manufacturer Mahindra Rewa, is taking part in […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A rally to encourage the use of green vehicles is being held in India today.

Around 25 owners of electric vehicles (EVs), mainly from car manufacturer Mahindra Rewa, is taking part in the rally in New Delhi.

It will also include around 50 electric scooters.

The initiative is part of the Indian Government’s scheme called ‘Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME India)’.

It aims to protect the environment by reducing the use of fossil fuels “which is one of the main sources of GHG emissions from road transport sector”, states the government.

To achieve the goal, the scheme will focus on technology development, demand creation, pilot projects and charging infrastructure.

The government expects to introduce around seven million EVs and hybrid cars by 2020, which could save two million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.