Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday launched an e-car to mark the occasion of World Environment Day here.
The Madhya Pradesh government also announced the purchase of ten e-cars, out of which three cars have already arrived, namely for Shivraj, Renewable Energy Minister Narayan Singh Kushwaha and Chief Secretary BP Singh respectively.
The cost of one car is approximately Rs.12 lakh. To recharge the batteries of these cars, chargers have been installed in Gate No. 3 of the CM House and Energy Development Corporation Office.
The Central Government started the National Electric Mobility Mission to promote electric vehicles for environmental protection. Under this, it has now decided to buy e-cars in Madhya Pradesh, after Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi.