The Indian Army is to deploy electric cars for use by its officials in New Delhi in partnership with Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), a joint venture of Central PSUs under Ministry of Power.
The introduction of EVs in Army at Delhi was visualised on World Environment Day and launched on August 1 with the flagging off the first lot of EVs for the Indian army by Quarter Master General (QMG), Lt. Gen. Gopal R.
The Indian Army plans to operate the first batch of the 10 EVs as a pilot project in New Delhi.
The Indian Army has always been at the forefront of environmental initiatives. The armed forces have a large number of Territorial Army Battalions (ECO) which have done a yeoman service in environmental protection initiatives such as forestation. The army units posted in remote and ecologically sensitive areas from Kashmir to Kanyakumari have been carrying out various activities in close coordination with local populace to conserve the ecological balance and protect the environment.