Big push for EVs: Tamil Nadu plans to buy 2,000 electric buses
Moving towards clean and green fuel, Tamil Nadu will buy 12,000 new buses out of which 2,000 will be electric ones, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said on Tuesday.
"Tamil Nadu is the first state in India to sign the Global C40 Clean Bus Declaration indicating its strong commitment to migrate to clean and green fuel," Panneerselvam, who also holds the finance portfolio, said while presenting the interim Budget for 2021-22 for the poll-bound state.
He said over the next few years, 12,000 buses will be procured, of which 2,000 would be electric buses.
"In the first instance, with KfW financial assistance, 2,200 BS-VI buses and 500 electric buses at a cost of Rs 1,580 crore will be procured.