Chennai: As part of implementation of Government’s green initiative, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Chennai Airport has inducted two electric cars in its fleet which will be utilised for airport operations.

A press release said these cars are battery operated, eco-friendly and have zero tail pipe emissions. “Unlike conventional vehicle, electric car doesn’t emit harmful gases and substances such as CO 2, CO, PM etc. Major advantage of the electric car is its low running cost which is less than Re 1 per km. As against electricity rate of Rs 7 per unit (approx.), the total consumption by electric car on full charge is 13.91 units and it can run up to 110 kms,” the release said.

In addition to this, Chennai Airport has already inducted two battery operated e-cart for garbage collection purpose from operational area. These measures will go a long way in preserving environment, conserving fuel and thus cutting down cost. Plans are afoot to induct more electric vehicles at Chennai Airport in future.



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