SAI to Use 'Eco-Friendly' Electric Cars during Khelo India Youth Games

SAI to Use 'Eco-Friendly' Electric Cars during Khelo India Youth Games


Guwahati, January 8, 2020:

In first-time initiative to promote a strong sports ecosystem in the country, and a strong pro-environmental stand, Sports Authority of India has announced to use electric cars for inter-venue transfers or dignitaries during Khelo India Youth Games, which will be held from January 10 to January 22, 2020 in Guwahati city of Assam.

A total of four electrical cars will be deployed along with charging stations in different venues during the Khelo India Youth Games. Three vehicles will be used by the dignitaries, while one of the cars will be on display at one of the venues.

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The aim will be to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles which can cut the nation's energy demand by 64 percent and carbon emissions by 37 percent in 2030.

Currently, 1500 such electric vehicles have been deployed across 32 cities through which approximately 9000 tons of CO2 emissions have been avoided and 2400 tons of oil equivalent fuel has been saved.

Sports Authority of India (SAI) secretary, Rohit Bharadwaj said, “Along with promoting the sports culture in India, Sports Authority of India also focuses on conserving the environment. We have a go-green policy in all our SAI centers as well. That is the reason why we are promoting electric vehicles in Khelo India Youth Games this year. If the majority of people in India are encouraged to purchase electric vehicles, it will make a huge impact on the betterment of our environment, which is the need of the hour.”

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Published On: Jan 09, 2020