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Bescom to add 22 electric vehicles to its fleet

Bescom to add 22 electric vehicles to its fleet

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According to Bescom officials, this will bring the total number of e-vehicles being used by the department to 27. The internal combustion engine vehicles currently in use are being phased out and the new electric vehicles will be added to the existing fleet of five e-vehicles by the first week of April, they added.

Bengaluru: In a bid to promote growth of electric mobility in the city, Bescom has issued tenders for 22 electric vehicles for the department on a monthly rental basis.

According to Bescom officials, this will bring the total number of e-vehicles being used by the department to 27. The internal combustion engine vehicles currently in use are being phased out and the new electric vehicles will be added to the existing fleet of five e-vehicles by the first week of April, they added.

“Currently, we have five hired electric vehicles, which are being used for various purposes by the department, for the past one year. There is in fact a direction from the government that 50% of all government-hired vehicles should be converted to electric vehicles by the first quarter of 2019. We have hence floated tender for 22 vehicles for our corporate office on a monthly rental basis,” CK Sreenath, deputy general manager (smart grid and electric vehicle), Bescom, told TOI.

“As of now, there are over 13,000 registered electric vehicles across the state. In the city, we have close to 7,000 registered electric vehicles,” he added.

Source: auto.economictimes.indiatimes
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