PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU (DEFENCE WING)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
GREEN MOBILITY INITIATIVE BY IAF
Tuesday, 15Nov 2022
In order to achieve reduction in carbon foot print and in keeping with the Gol's initiative on introduction of green mobility, IAF has inducted a fleet of Tata Nexon Electric Vehicles. A flag-off ceremony was held at Air Force Headquarters, Vayu Bhawan on 15 November 2022. Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of the Air Staff flagged off the first batch of 12 electric vehicles in the presence of other senior officers and staff.
Indian Air Force is planning to enhance the usage of electric vehicles in a progressive manner by procuring e-vehicles against downgradedconventional vehicles. Augmentation of the e-vehicles ecosystem, including installation of charging infrastructure at various Air Force bases, is also planned. The first batch of electric cars introduced today will be deployed in Delhi NCR units for performance monitoring and analysis.
To create a standardised inventory of vehicles, IAF has already joined hands with Indian Army in the ongoing procurement of Electric Buses and Electric Cars. These proactive measures reaffirms IAF's commitment to the National objective of transformation towards environment friendly mobility.