Electric vehicles (EV) deployed in Delhi completed 2 crore km on the road on February 23. This has resulted in a reduction of 500 kg of particulate matter emissions, contributing significantly to cleaner air and health benefits for the public.
According to a press release issued by Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of EESL, about 3,573 tonne carbon emission has been avoided, since the day of deployment of EVs, and Rs. 8.6 crore has been saved in terms of monetary value.
The 2-crore e-km also contributes to 13.3 lakh litres saving in fuel consumption, added the release.
A total of 565 CESL EVs are running in the National Capital Region with more and more consumers being encouraged to switch to EVs. There has been a rise of more than 140 per cent YoY in sales of electric cars that shows the gradual acceptance of the technology among the climate conscious.
Delhi has become the EV hub of India, accounting for half of the total ‘electric-kilometres’ in India.
Ms. Mahua Acharya, MD & CEO of CESL, said, “Demand for EVs is increasing rapidly and the 2-crore kilometres milestone is testimony to this. This is an important step towards India building out an ecosystem for electric mobility. CESL is bringing together initiatives to invest in clean energy and clean transportation, and our planned investments in 20,000 electric vehicles, India is expected to save over 6.4 crore litres of fuel every year leading to a reduction of over 5.6 lakh tonnes of annual CO2 emissions.”