BEST introduces 16 e-cars to replace all diesel and CNG-based cars

BEST introduces 16 e-cars to replace all diesel and CNG-based cars

The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking on Tuesday introduced 16 electric cars for official purposes. BEST has decided to replace all diesel and CNG-fired official cars with electric cars. Currently it uses 117 cars for official purposes. Of these 16 e-cars introduced on Tuesday, the rest will be replaced within a week. This move by BEST will save 2.25 lakh liters of diesel annually, resulting in an annual reduction of 500 tons of carbon emissions in the city.

These vehicles are supplied by various contractors. Most are made by TATA. According to a BEST official, these cars are used by repair and maintenance personnel of the Electricity and Transportation Department.

“In its pursuit of promoting green and clean mobility in line with the policies of the Maharashtra government, BEST will convert all civil servants’ diesel-fuelled vehicles to electric vehicles. This is not only environmentally friendly, but also economical. We save 25% of the the cost is about Rs 2 crore per year,” said Lokesh Chnadra, BEST general manager.

BEST is also working on the retrofit process of its old diesel buses into hydrogen-powered buses.

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<!– Published on: Tuesday, October 04, 2022, 10:01 PM IST –>