A Surat-based company, Alliance Group has gifted electric scooters to its employees this Diwali. The company, running a business of embroidery machines, said that the step was given citing the surging fuel prices and other factors. The company gifted around 35 Okinawa PraisePro electric scooters to their employees, these scooters are priced at Rs 76,848 (ex-showroom).
The director of Alliance group stated that increasing fuel prices have affected the financial stand of the company. This move will help the employees to save fuel expenditure and will allow the company to contribute towards environmental conservation.
The Gujarat government last month launched a scheme called ‘Go-Green’ to provide electric two-wheelers to its construction and industrial workers at a subsidised rate. This Go-Green scheme was Inaugurated by the state’s Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, it aims to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles, reduce fuel bills, and support the environment by curbing vehicular emissions.
A gradual slow increase in the sales of EV – electric vehicles can be seen across the country. In the past few months, the count of such vehicles has surpassed the total number of registrations of CNG and hybrid-fuel vehicles in Delhi, an official said.
As per official figures, from July to September, electric vehicles accounted for seven per cent of the total number of vehicles registered with the Kejriwal led government’s transport department, while CNG vehicles remained around six per cent.
The registration of electric vehicles in Delhi started begun last year in August when the government launched its electric vehicle policy. The share of electric vehicles in the total number of vehicle registrations since then has risen from over one per cent to seven per cent now. According to a senior official of the transport department, electric rickshaws and two-wheelers form the bulk of the registered battery-operated vehicles, but electric cars and buses are also steadily rising.