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Electric Vehicles To End Woes Over Petrol & Diesel Price Hike? Gadkari Launches ‘Go Electric’ Campaign

<p><strong>New Delhi:&nbsp;</strong>Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday launched the "Go Electric" Campaign said that he will make electric vehicles mandatory for the officials of his department.&nbsp;<strong>ALSO READ | <span style="color: #e03e2d;"><a style="color: #e03e2d;" href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/who-is-pamela-goswami-bjp-yuva-morcha-s-wb-secretary-arrested-for-possession-of-cocaine-1445003">Who Is Pamela Goswami? BJP Yuva Morcha's WB Secretary Arrested For Possession Of Cocaine</a></span><br /></strong></p> <p>The dependence on fuels like petrol and diesel has become a major concern especially in light of the sharp price hike seen in India. As an alternative use of electric vehicles is being encouraged.</p> <p>Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday launched the "Go Electric" campaign to spread awareness on the benefits of e-mobility and EV Charging Infrastructure, adding that he will make electric vehicles mandatory for officials of his department.</p> <p>"If 10,000 electric vehicles are brought into use in Delhi, then about Rs 30 crores per month spent on fuel can be saved and it will reduce pollution. I will make electric vehicles mandatory for officials of my department," he said.</p> <p>The Union Minister also talked about it as a better alternative in terms of being low cost as opposed to traditional fuels that carry an import bill of Rs 8 lakh crores. "When compared to conventional fuels the electric fuel has low cost, reduced emissions and it is also indigenous," he added.</p> <p>He also mentioned the potential of electric cooking in India.</p> <p>Talking further in the context of Agriculture, the Transport Minister said that the Ministry of Power should promote the generation of green power from agriculture waste and biomass which can also benefit farmers across the country.</p> <p>The "Go Electric" campaign is an important initiative that will lead towards reduced import dependence of India in the coming years and be an important step for preserving the enviroment in ensuring a cleaner...

<p><strong>New Delhi:&nbsp;</strong>Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday launched the "Go Electric" Campaign said that he will make electric vehicles mandatory for the officials of his department.&nbsp;<strong>ALSO READ | <span style="color: #e03e2d;"><a style="color: #e03e2d;" href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/who-is-pamela-goswami-bjp-yuva-morcha-s-wb-secretary-arrested-for-possession-of-cocaine-1445003">Who Is Pamela Goswami? BJP Yuva Morcha’s WB Secretary Arrested For Possession Of Cocaine</a></span><br /></strong></p> <p>The dependence on fuels like petrol and diesel has become a major concern especially in light of the sharp price hike seen in India. As an alternative use of electric vehicles is being encouraged.</p> <p>Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday launched the "Go Electric" campaign to spread awareness on the benefits of e-mobility and EV Charging Infrastructure, adding that he will make electric vehicles mandatory for officials of his department.</p> <p>"If 10,000 electric vehicles are brought into use in Delhi, then about Rs 30 crores per month spent on fuel can be saved and it will reduce pollution. I will make electric vehicles mandatory for officials of my department," he said.</p> <p>The Union Minister also talked about it as a better alternative in terms of being low cost as opposed to traditional fuels that carry an import bill of Rs 8 lakh crores. "When compared to conventional fuels the electric fuel has low cost, reduced emissions and it is also indigenous," he added.</p> <p>He also mentioned the potential of electric cooking in India.</p> <p>Talking further in the context of Agriculture, the Transport Minister said that the Ministry of Power should promote the generation of green power from agriculture waste and biomass which can also benefit farmers across the country.</p> <p>The "Go Electric" campaign is an important initiative that will lead towards reduced import dependence of India in the coming years and be an important step for preserving the enviroment in ensuring a cleaner and greener future.&nbsp;</p>

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