With the ambitious plans of India to go electric before 2030, State Bank of India and Wipro are the first Indian firms that have come forward to support the initiative. The National E-Mobility programme launched by the government of India last month to force a purchase of 20,000 electric vehicles.
Wipro will roll out electric vehicle fleet in Delhi, Bangaluru, Hyderabad, and Pune. State Bank, on the other hand, is planning to set up charging stations in major residential spaces to facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles.
The Senior Vice President and global head of operations of Wipro, Hari Hegde said,
Integrating electric vehicles into our fleet and supporting its adoption by our employees is one of our key initiatives. We hope our commitment to enhance and promote the use of electric vehicles, which offer a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, will contribute to increased adoption of these vehicles.
The deputy managing director, Corporate Development officer, and CSO of SBI, Prashant Kumar said,
We believe EV100 is destined to transform global markets and policies, and would leverage innovation to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. It’s crucial that all stakeholders show leadership in boosting a low carbon economy in the world.
Wipro will introduce 500 electric vehicles in the coming three years and another 1,000 by 2023. The company is planning to involve about 2000 vehicles in India before going to international market.
Source: Car and Bike