Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Tamang flagged off the state’s first electric vehicle at Gangtok on August 27, joining the rest of the country in the electric vehicle revolution.
CM Tamang also launched an electric vehicle (EV) charging station.
“The vehicle will be utilised as a pool vehicle by the Power department. It is a great initiative to promote sustainable modes of transport in the state,” said CM Tamang.
The chief minister was accompanied by Sikkim minister for energy and power MN Sherpa.
“This is a way forward to further green policy as the electric car would reduce air pollution, reduce petrol consumption with many other advantages. In course of time state is expecting to purchase more such vehicles,” the chief minister informed.