The joint inauguration of two new electric mobility resources was created under the auspices of the “UK – NITI Aayog – Gujarat knowledge exchange initiative” by British High Commissioner Alex Ellis and Minister of State for Transport Harsh Sanghavi on Monday.
These include the Roadmap Report for Transformation of Ahmedabad into a Global EV Lighthouse City and the Electrification of Vehicles in Gujarat (e-VEG) web portal. By offering information on accessible resources, such as charging stations, and providing advice on the most recent policies and laws, the web portal aims to assist individuals and businesses in making the conversion to EVs.
Alex Ellis said, “The science on climate change is clear and the future is electric; we need to shift focus from fossil fuels to renewables. Countries across the globe need to act collaboratively and urgently to tackle this important issue and I am pleased to see the UK and Gujarat leading the charge.”
“Gujarat is already a strong model for electric mobility adoption in India, ranking among the top states in the country for EV sales. I’m confident these excellent new resources will accelerate that transition further, in turn helping create new jobs and bringing new investments.”
Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel was visited by the High Commissioner earlier on Monday to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation with the state in a variety of areas, including trade and education. On January 8, he participated in Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s 100th-anniversary celebration and delivered a message from the King.