Fossil fuel vehicles not only pollute the quality of the air we breathe, but also the land and the water around. When fossil fuels are burned, they release substances into the atmosphere, which contribute to the formation of smog, acid rain and climate change. Our urban centers are already witnessing the problem of heavy air pollution, while in rural areas as well as in cities the effects of climate change become more and more observable.
Heavy smog is a major problem in India
Inclusive economic growth is the single most effective means of reducing poverty and boosting prosperity. Renewable energy and energy efficiency are the need of the hour in face of pollution as well as in the face of climate change. Increase in clean forms of energy and its access to poor and the middle class is thankfully on the rise today. It is therefore time for the poor and the middle class to switch over to electric vehicles rather than joining the bandwagon of those using internal combustion engines.
It is clear that electric vehicles are easier to maintain, efficient and have a very wide range of operating speed (hence no need for gears). On the other hand the efficiency of fossil fuel vehicles is said to be only 30%, and goes further down at idle. Electric vehicles are now running on clean electricity from solar and wind. Rather than employing inefficient and heavy vehicles for short distances it is sustainable to embrace light and compact electric vehicles in our growing urban and also rural neighbourhoods.
Initially the focus of MORE will be on two wheelers that could run 25 kmph on a nominal worth of electricity. Promoting electric vehicles gives us a chance to become associated with innovation and a wider social responsibility agenda. With the advent of lithium batteries the capacity, energy and efficiency of electric vehicles has dramatically improved. Lack of awareness is still the biggest problem for electric vehicle adoption. The general reasons for people not choosing electric vehicles is the perceived lack of charging stations, the perception that they are of high cost and concerns over their range in terms of travel distance. We would like to address these issues by an initiative to proliferate the usage of electric vehicles in and around Madanapalle thus contributing to environmental protection. The idea is for businesses and organizations located between 40-70 km around Madanapalle to set-up charging stations and other services. MORE will work out a handholding program for a defined period of time with the EV community.
We are planning on setting up solar panels on MRC, in order to generate green energy for the processing machines as well as charging electriv vehicles.