No state official at e-vehicle training hosted by Centre

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 23rd Sep: Officials of the state transport department failed to attend the workshop cum training on ‘Electric Vehicle for Future Urban Mobility – Challenges and Opportunities’ hosted by the ministry of road transport and highways at six different locations with the objective to bring about e-vehicle revolution in the country within a short period.
The training programmes held in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Faridabad, Dehradun and two other places in Pune were for senior transport officers, motor vehicle inspectors, technical persons or monitoring & controlling staff of different states. However, the state transport department did not depute any of its officials.
The training focuses on challenges and opportunities in using electric vehicles as well as knowledge on electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles and other issues like setting up charging infrastructure, battery technology, diagnostic system management in electric vehicles, comparison between IC engine & electric vehicle, and on-road mobility options.
Hands on training and demonstration on maximum speed, energy consumption, solar charging stations, retrofitting of electric kit in old vehicles among others were also imparted during the training.
Mention may be made here that Assam and Tripura became the first northeast states to introduce electric public transport vehicles. In September first week, chief minister N Biren also announced the government’s policy to replace fossil fuel auto-rickshaws with e-autorickshaws.
Meanwhile, Delhi government is looking to make the transition to electric vehicles and associated infrastructure simpler. Under its electric vehicles push, around 45,000 e-vehicles may hit the national capital city’s roads in the next one year. The government is planning to create a single-window clearance system for both registration and approval of electric vehicles, which shall also cover charging and battery swapping infrastructure approvals.


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