In a first of its kind initiative Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (CITCO) has introduced a solar mini-cruise boat in the Sukhna Lake, which is the most visited tourist spot in Chandigarh, to further boost tourism in the city. Though for now it is on trial basis, there is possibility that in first half of New Year, city will have more than one solar mini-cruise ship in the lake.
Dont know if a Steel company should be more interested than an Aluminum company in making Electric cars but here is one of India’s biggest conglomerates toying with the idea of making electric cars!!! One way would be to make different lightweight body for electric cars, rickshaws, motorcycles & scooters!
After Ford, Maruti too pulls out of International Consortium for EVs called xEV. This consortium created about 1 year ago consisted of Industry leaders like Tata-Mahindra-Maruti-Suzuki-Toyota-Ford.
What is interesting to note is that more than Toyota & Ford it is the Indian companies Tata & Mahindra who have developed and showcased and even sold Electric cars. (Actually if not for the stupid Cyrus “Mystery” even Tata Nano EV would have been on the streets by now because they had showcased the car around the same time as Reva NXR aka E2O.