Nagarro, one of the leading IT consulting and services companies in the country, today launched its Electric Vehicle fleet for employee commute. The electric cars are deployed in partnership with Lithium Urban Technologies, India’s first EV cab services company. The EV fleet was inaugurated by Shri T.C. Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Transport, Haryana.
Beginning with an annual investment of around INR 10 million on the transition, it is a phase wise shift from petrol/ diesel and CNG vehicles and in first phase 20% of the fleet is being moved to electric mobility which will eventually go up to 50% by the end of year. With this phase Nagarro’s target is to reduce 150MT of CO2 emissions annually.
The launch is in line with Nagarro’s green mobility initiative under which the company aims to gradually move towards a completely clean and green employee transport system. It has also set up 2 fast charging stations at its premise to facilitate its employees who own or are willing to buy personal electric cars. Nagarro has also deployed e-scooters and e-bicycles for its employees to further improve last mile connectivity in a bid to encourage green public commuting habit among employees.
Mr T C Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary to Haryana, Transport Department said, “This initiative to adopt electric vehicle is a significant step towards reducing air pollution. Haryana government will be releasing the electric vehicle policy in next 15 days. We have categorized charging of electric vehicle as a service and not as sale of electricity. In fact, charging of electric vehicles will be eligible for domestic tariff for electricity. As part of Haryana Vision Zero, the transport department will buy new electric buses too. Further, we are also focusing on improving road safety and in line with our efforts we have witnessed a reduction of 7% in road accident related deaths between January 2019 to June 2019 and 11% reduction in July 2019 itself.”
Mr. Manas Fuloria, CEO, Nagarro said, “Gandhiji said, “Be the change you want to see in the world”. If we want cleaner skies in Delhi-NCR, we must embrace EVs aggressively. Since every new technology has teething issues, Nagarro has decided to adopt and incentivize adoption of EVs among our 5000 colleagues in Delhi-NCR.”
According to Sanjay Krishnan, CEO, Lithium, “We are delighted to partner with Nagarro in enabling the switch to EV. I want to express my sincere thanks to Manas Fuloria and his team who made this switch possible in convenient manner. We also hope that this successful launch would inspire other companies to adopt the much-needed transition towards electric mobility.”