VCTPL has two eight-seat LMVs in the terminal for personnel movement. When these vehicles came up for replacement in early 2018, we opted to purchase battery-operated electric vehicles.
After studying various options, we decided that the best choice was the Mahindra E-Supro eight-seater vehicle. These vehicles can run for 110 kilometres on a single charge, eliminating maintenance costs for engine repairs and oil changes.
To further this green initiative, a parking area topped with 4kW solar panels was constructed for the two electric vehicles. These panels generate all the power needed to charge their batteries.
By using solar power and not burning diesel or generating electricity, we are reducing our total Co2 output by 24 tons per year. This is only a small step in our commitment to making a greener, cleaner earth.