India plans to roll out nearly 100,000 electric buses and rickshaws in the next few weeks.
The plan to introduce the clean vehicles to New Delhi marks the start of its journey to making all new vehicle sales 100% electric by 2030.
The ambitious plan to move away from diesel and petrol could make a significant difference to life quality in a country where pollution is said to cause 1.2 million deaths a year.
The government has issued a tender to manufacturers for 10,000 cars for four government ministry fleets.
It hopes private energy companies will invest in swapping bays, where drivers can exchange empty batteries for fresh ones, rather than charging stations.