The Goa government has entered into an agreement with National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC) for procurement of 100 e-buses and setting up charging stations across the state said transport minister Ramkrishna Dhavalikar on Tuesday reports TOI.
Drivers for these e-buses will be initially provided by NTPC, however, conductors will be from Goa.
Dhavalikar “We will eventually try to replace diesel buses with electric ones, including those run by Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited. We will be appealing to the petroleum companies to make provision for charging stations at fuel stations. The charging stations will be available to any vehicle for use, even private electric vehicles, as slowly all vehicles will be electric ones.”
Electric vehicles are believed to be low on maintenance besides being environment friendly.