'Electric BoVs can reduce pollution'

He was speaking at the ‘Green Energy Seminar’ organised by Institution of Engineers (IoE), here on Tuesday.

He said keeping pollution-free two wheeler Battery Operated Vehicles (BoVs), both owned and on rent would make usage of electric vehicles more attractive. Around 20,000 BoVs can be manufactured in three years.

Employment

Also manufacturing it in the city itself would provide employment to 250 persons and also avoid pollution caused due to transportation of vehicles from other places.

Pointing out that placing about 25 ‘Rapid Chargers’, which charge electric batteries within 10-15 minutes, in various key points of the city would help increase usage of electric operated vehicles.

Prakash said that with a total capital of Rs six crore, manufacturers can generate revenue of Rs 50 crore in three years.

However, he said that four-wheeler electric cars are still 20 years away from becoming affordable to a common mon. Whereas, electric two-wheelers are under Rs 25,000.

They can be widely used in private areas of the university and in educational campus.
Discussing the other methods, US-based green energy and IT consultancy firm’s, YESJ expert Suresh said using LED’s could save upto 70 per cent energy.

Furthermore, he added that LED’s could last for 10 years and have an advantage of low maintenance.

Institution of Engineers (IoE) Honorary Secretary Dr T Ananthapadmanabha said measures are already being taken to reduce transmission and distribution losses.

He said that earlier distribution losses were as high as 35 per cent, however in recent times it has reduced to 19 per cent.

He said that it could be further reduced to less than 10 per cent.
He also mentioned that the State is using a variety of non-conventional energy sources to provide electricity.

IoE Chairman A S Satish, M S Vijayashankar and others were present.

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