Vedanta’s ESL Steel launches EVs for employees to bring down CO2 emissions

Vedanta Group Company, ESL Steel Ltd on Friday said that the company has introduced electric vehicles for employees commuting in Bokaro under its ESL Ride Green initiative with the purpose of reducing carbon footprint, fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHS) emissions.

“ESL is the first business in the Vedanta Group to launch electric vehicles in the plant premises for its employees…By converting our cars into EVs, we are now closer to our goal of becoming India’s leading sustainable steel player,” the company’s chief executive officer, N.L.Vhatte told in a press statement.

During the next phase, ESL plans to convert buses and move closer to its aim of completely shifting to EVs by 2025.

“With the initiative, we also aim to inspire other corporates to follow the sustainability route which is crucial in keeping India green and clean,” Vhatte said.

The Company has been working on various electric and hybrid vehicle solutions. Earlier this year on Republic Day, ESL had launched 40 E-cycles and 10 E-scooters under its ESL Rides Green campaign in association with EVeez, an electric vehicle subscription platform.

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