The International Energy Association’s (IEA) flagship report – Global Electric Vehicle Outlook (GEVO) 2020 — was released on Monday at Paris. The report is based on the study of deployment of e-buses in Kolkata that shares the spot with the three cities of Shenzhen, China; Helsinki, Finland and Santiago, Chile.
The GEVO-2020 has showcased Kolkata — the only Indian city covered by the report — as a role model in e-bus operation. The head of energy efficiency division, IEA, Brian Motherway, said the city is an inspiration for other cities across the world.
Transport minister Suvendu Aadhikari said, “With the motivation and inspiration from the chief minister Mamata Banerjee, we have taken up several measures to introduce electric mobility in the state.”
The International Energy Agency published a case study on the impact of increasing e-buses in Kolkata. The WBTC introduced 80 domestically manufactured e-buses to reduce pollution while 150 more will be introduced in the mid-term.
Source:Times of India