(image source: cardekho.com)
Indian Air Force (IAF) has added 12 Tata Nexon EV in its arsenal. the Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari officially launching the initial batch of new electric vehicles at Vayu Bhawan the headquarters of IAF located in New Delhi. The Nexon electric vehicles will be utilized in Delhi’s capital city to analyze their performance prior to the introduction of other electric vehicles.
The TATA Nexon EVs are part of the IAF’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions, in line with the government’s plan to go green in mobility. It is expected that the Air Force is planning to gradually increase the use of electric vehicles and decrease the number of internal combustion engines within the fleet, in a gradual way.
The IAF plans to expand the use of electric vehicles within its ecosystem and will also install charging infrastructures on various Air Force bases.
It is expected that the Indian Air Force will also acquire electric vehicles and buses. Also, the Indian Army will incorporate electric vehicles into its fleet of specific groups and units. This, too, is in line with the general policy to cut carbon emissions.
The procurement of the Indian Army is scheduled to take place in a gradual fashion and will replace 25 percent of light vehicles 38 percent buses, and 48 percent motorcycles in selected units.