Staff, 2022-12-09 21:26:00,
Due to inadequate infrastructure for charging a battery, people tend to think that travelling long distances on an electric vehicle is challenging in Nepal. However, two persons from India—Ashish Arora and Praphulla Kolhe—are proving it wrong by travelling from India to Nepal on an electric vehicle.
They are aiming to travel 25 thousand kilometres, following the India-Nepal-Bhutan-India route. They began their journey on October 28. We want to spread the message that there is a higher possibility of electric vehicles in South Asia, we need to see our future on it, says Arora.
Driving for a cause
A few years back, Arora of Delhi went through a serious throat infection and he had surgery. Afterwards, the doctor advised him to stay in a healthy environment. He went to Canada for some time to overcome his health issues. And as he returned to India, his infection flared up again. Air pollution was its cause.
However, due to Covid 19 and the lockdown, the environment was somewhat pollution free. Nevertheless, after the lockdown, Arora decided to take initiative for creating a pollution-free environment. “We have big hospitals, innovations, doctors and scientists but don’t have a healthy environment.”
So he decided to take the initiative that he could for a healthy environment and he left his petroleum car and purchased an electric vehicle. Since then, Arora has been encouraging people to use…
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