NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Lohia Auto Industries, an automobile division of Rs. 600 Crore Lohia conglomerate today participated in FAME India Eco Drive which is aimed at promoting conservation of energy and environmental benefits under the ambitious national scheme on “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electronic Vehicles” (FAME) India. Shri Vijay Kumar Dev, Advisor to Governor Chandigarh UT today flagged off the drive from Rock Garden which was culminated at ISB, Mohali,
Around 10 two wheelers and 1 electric rickshaw of Lohia Auto participated in the drive. Also, there were more than 50 hybrid and electric vehicles from different automobile manufacturers which participated in this drive and the fleet of vehicles included two wheelers, cars and buses.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ayush Lohia, CEO, Lohia Auto said, “E-vehicles are clearly the favored mode of transport in the near future since there is a pressing need to bring down the emission of harmful gases that are hurting the world climate. It is important that people are made aware about the advantages of e-vehicles over traditional means of transport and encouraged to make a switch so that we make our planet healthy once again for future generations”.
He further added, “This great initiative by Govt of India, ‘Fame India Eco Drive’ gives us an opportunity to showcase our wide range of non-polluting e-vehicles, which are the future mode of transport”.
With an objective of not keeping the campaign restricted to only one city, “FAME INDIA ECO DRIVE’ was initiated from Delhi on 26th November and then went to Jaipur on 30th November 2015.The government has already paved the way of providing incentives to those buyers who plan to purchase hybrid and electric vehicles.