Dec 15,2015 11:43 AM.
In an effort to promote green mobility through increased use of hybrid and electric vehicles, the Department of Heavy Industry of the Government of India organised a week long campaign named ‘Fame India Eco Drive’.
The ambitious three city event at Delhi, Jaipur and Chandigarh focused the exhibition of hybrid and electric vehicles.
It was organised on November 26, November 30 and December 7, 2015 respectively.
This campaign was supported by Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV).
The initiative was planned as a prelude to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21 or CMP 11 scheduled in Paris from November 30, 2015 -December 11, 2015.
The Delhi drive was flagged off by Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant Geete from Red Fort at 9 a.m., which will continue through the in-roads of Delhi while touching major points, and terminate at the Gurgaon-based Management Development Institute (MDI).
“We are proud to be associated with the FAME Eco-Drive Rally, as it is aligned to our mission of curbing one of the major environmental threats that our country is facing today – pollution. It is alarming that our country is ranked at the bottom among the 132 countries in the recent Environmental Performance Index report, and is home to 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world. But we strongly believe that by adopting e-vehicles, we can substantially reduce a significant amount of greenhouse gases that are hazardous to health. This will go a long way in mitigating climate change,” said Sohinder Gill, Director of Corporate Affairs at SMEV.