Battery operated car (For representational purpose only)
Battery operated car (For representational purpose only)


Madhya Pradesh Western Region Power Distribution Company is going to shun vehicles run on conventional fuel like diesel and petrol in 2021 and opt for environment​-friendly electric vehicles (e-vehicle).

Initially, the e-vehicles would be ​given ​to senior officials and later on, all old vehicles would be replaced by e-vehicles in ​a ​phased manner.

The company is also ​setting up a charging station at its headquarters in Pologround area.

The station would be used to charge the e-vehicles of the officers. The company also plans to expand this station in the future and use it as a commercial charging station.

West Discom managing director Amit Tomar has decided to use the e-vehicle ​early next year, a press released by the West Discom stated.

Along with this, six other officers deployed at headquarters will also use e-vehicles. The process of buying or taking e-vehicles on lease for the officials will start soon. The advantage of e-vehicles will be that they will neither emit smoke nor make much noise.

Sources stated that while the power for charging station will start this week, the e-vehicles would reach headquarters within a month.

Tomar said that e-vehicle is the need of the hour especially in a Smart City like Indore.

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