New Delhi: The future of urban transport is here – electric vehicles! Ahead of 45th World Environment Day celebrations in India on June 5, Tata Motors and Mahindra and Mahindra signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the State Government of Maharashtra today for regular plying of electric vehicles in the state. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, UN Environment Head Erik Solheim, Executive Chairman Mahindra Group Anand Mahindra, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD Tata Motors, Actor and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza and Environmentalist Afroz Shah also flagged off electric cars at the Gateway of India, Mumbai.
Sharing the glimpses of the event with the netizens, Erik Solheim said,
The future of our cities is electric mobility. Fantastic to join @Dev_Fadnavis @drharshvardhan @anandmahindra @deespeak and @EESL_India in flagging of Maharashtra’s ambitious e-vehicle policy #WorldEnvironmentDay.
The future of our cities is electric mobility. Fantastic to join @Dev_Fadnavis @drharshvardhan @anandmahindra @deespeak and @EESL_India in flagging of Maharashtra’s ambitious e-vehicle policy #WorldEnvironmentDay pic.twitter.com/7f5KEEMqgY
— Erik Solheim (@ErikSolheim) May 31, 2018
Actor Dia Mirza added,
A moment of pride for #India! What a fantastic flag off of e-vehicles #ZoomCars #EESL #BEST at the iconic. We celebrate the launch of #ZoomCar #EESL! The future for urban transport!
We celebrate the launch of #ZoomCar #EESL! The future for urban transport! @ErikSolheim @drharshvardhan @Dev_Fadnavis @UNEnvironment @moefcc @anandmahindra @HMolinValdes @AfrozShah1 #BreatheLife #BeatPollution #India pic.twitter.com/ropp9brGuC
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) May 31, 2018
While Anand Mahindra said,
A tipping point…There’s no stopping Electric mobility now. Thank you @ErikSolheim for braving Mumbai’s midday heat in order to heat up EV mobility in Maharashtra & India.
Joining @Dev_Fadnavis @drharshvardhan @ErikSolheim in an Electric bus from Mantralaya to the Gateway of India to flag off our EV’s for @EESL_India & @ZoomCarIndia A big moment for Electric mobility not just in Mahrashtra, but in India.. pic.twitter.com/kqHMHW5AmS
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) May 31, 2018
Along with providing electric cars, the partnership aims to help set up EV Charging Stations and accelerate the adoption of EVs in Maharashtra.