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Ola, Mahindra to power electric mass mobility ecosystem in Nagpur

NAGPUR: Aiming to empower Nagpur?s electric mobility drive, Ola and Mahindra on Friday announced their collaboration with the Government of India in a first-of-its-kind programme to build an electric mass mobility ecosystem in Nagpur, which will bring about a transformational change in the automotive and transportation landscape in the country, reports ANI.

The first multi-modal electric vehicle project was inaugurated at the Nagpur Airport Complex by Maharashta Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari.

?The state of Maharashtra is geared towards driving positive change for collective improvement of the society we live in, and we welcome and encourage such initiatives. In support of this initiative, we have waived off VAT, road tax, and registration for all electric vehicles in the state,? said Fadnavis.

?There is an urgent need to re-think and revisit transport infrastructure and fuel dependency, not just in India, but globally. Large scale adoption of electric vehicles can bring the monumental change that we urgently need, and in this endeavour, we launched the 100 percent EV nation by 2030 mission. It is heartening to see Indian companies such as Ola and Mahindra taking Government?s vision forward and in building a strong ecosystem for sustainable mobility,? added Gadkari.

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