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TN takes one more step towards eco-friendly public transport, launches e-autos


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Let us welcome e-autos

TN takes one more step towards eco-friendly public transport, launches e-autos

The auto rickshaws will run on battery and can be charged using DC and AC current

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami flagged off India’s first set of retrofitted electric auto rickshaws at the Secretariat. Earlier this year, the government of Tamil Nadu had inaugurated electric buses as a part of the fleet of Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC).

‘Makkal’ auto or people’s auto is a scheme that already exists is various cities in Tamil Nadu in autos that use fossil fuels. The newly launched version of ‘Makkal’ auto or ‘M-Auto’ as it is called will be auto rickshaws that run on electricity. The auto rickshaws are touted to be eco-friendly with solar panels fitted on top of the vehicles. It takes 30 minutes for the battery system inside the auto rickshaws to charge completely and once fully charged, it can cover a distance of upto 100 kms, as per reports. Retro-fitted by Mauto Electric Mobility, these auto rickshaws can run at a top speed of 60 kms per hour.


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Why is TN so slow.
Delhi and Jaipur have this e-rickshaws for almost 5 years.

I had posted a thread in 2018.

While eight States in India are racing ahead, boosting electric vehicle through policy ground work, Tamil Nadu has now unveiled its new electronic vehicle policy and with a strategy fixing the target as 50,000 crore in investment.

Tamil Nadu Governments Electric Vehicle Policy 2019’ aims to create a comprehensive EV ecosystem in the State, it has also chalked out a strategy to make Tamil Nadu the preferred destination for EVs and component manufacturing units, including battery and charging infrastructure. There are lot of support measures also announced in the EV policy:

1) 100 per cent road tax exemption for all types of EVs,

2) Capital subsidies,

3) Reimbursement of State GST,

4) subsidy on land cost and special incentives for job-creating EV projects. etc

Perhaps such planning may remind one the Tortoise and Hare story. The moral of the story is that you can be more successful by doing things slowly and steadily than by acting quickly and carelessly. :)

Wishing the Government to achieve the target with such sops and incentives.
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