Exhibition of electric vehicles
PUNE: The Pune regional transport office (RTO) will hold its first exhibition of battery-run vehicles on Sunday.
“This will be the first exhibition of its kind being organized by the RTO. With stress on vehicles running on alternative fuel sources, especially electricity, we are hopeful that the exhibition will be an eye opener for many. Big players from the automobile industry are participating in this event,” Pune RTO Babasaheb Ajri said.
Different vehicles, right from two-wheelers to buses running on electricity, will be showcased at the exhibition.
“The prominent participants include Tata, Mahindra, Larsen & Toubro, Kinetic, among others. Altogether, there will be around 25 participants in the exhibition, which is free for all. It will start at 10.30am at the RTO office near Sangam bridge,” he said.
Of late, the state government as well as the Centre has been stressing on battery-operated vehicles.
“We have floated the e-rickshaw plan in Pune and it is slowly but steadily gathering steam. We need to make people aware about these vehicles, hence, this exhibition is important,” Ajri said.
The Centre intends to see around 6 million electric and hybrid vehicles running by on Indian roads by 2020.