Maharashtra Govt to join Climate Group’s EV100 drive

Source: The Hindu

What is the News?

Maharashtra government has announced its decision to become the first state in the country to join hands with Climate Group’s EV100 campaign.

About EV100 campaign:
  • The EV100 campaign is an initiative of Climate Group, an international non-profit organization.
  • The campaign aims to make electric transport the new normal by 2030. For that, it will encourage companies to switch from vehicles running on fossil fuels to EVs and install charging infrastructure.
How will the EV100 campaign help the Maharashtra Government?
  • Maharashtra’s Electric Vehicles(EV) policy aims to achieve 25% electrification of last-mile delivery vehicles by 2025.
  • Climate Group through its EV100 campaign will act as a bridge between private companies and the State government to ease the process of shifting their fleets to Electric Vehicles(EVs).
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