Ather Energy, electric scooter manufacturer, on Wednesday inaugurated its new retail outlet Ather Space, at Thillai Nagar, Tiruchy, in association with Vela Automobiles Pvt Ltd.
Initially to be implemented over a period of three years from April 1, 2019, it will now be in force for up to March 31, 2024.
The State Government is focussing more on logistics and electric vehicle adoption, said Deputy Chief Minister and IT-BT Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, here on Tuesday.
He said that he would be visiting India shortly for another round of discussion, a statement from the Chief Minister’s Office said.
The off-grid solar EV charging station was launched by British Deputy High Commissioner Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford and IISc Director Dr Govindan Rangarajan.
He further added that if any person gets hit by such vehicles, he/she can neither claim compensation or insurance since they do not bear a registration number.
People are increasingly preferring personal two-wheeler transport due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Therefore, in electric vehicles, friction and regenerative braking should be used together to ensure energy conservation and stop the vehicle within a reasonable distance.
“Through this car, we want to give a message to the government that converting old cars to electric ones will help curb pollution.
The first week will focus on outreach regarding the two-wheeler segment, including electric bikes and e-scooters, to accelerate its adoption, a statement said.
The state government is taking several measures to promote the use of e-vehicles and reduce air pollution, Dr CN Ashwath Narayan said.
Giving much impetus to e-mobility aimed at reducing carbon emission, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac has offered several benefits to e-automotive sector.
Susy is among the 30 e-vehicle drivers employed by the city corporation.
Higher leasing cost and yet-to-be developed e-vehicle ecosystem are said to be blocking the popularity of the project.
About 90 per cent in the industrial park is marked for manufacturing electric vehicle components and the remaining 10 per cent of the area for synthetic and chemical industries.