Hyderabad e-Mobility week had been kickstarted with ‘Rall-E’, billed as the country’s largest electric vehicle (EV) rally, flagged off at People’s Plaza and culminating at Hitex, Madhapur.
The first-of-its-kind Rall-E saw thousands of EV enthusiasts riding their electric two and three-wheelers and electric buses through different parts of the city.
As part of generating excitement towards e-Mobility week and spread message of sustainable mobility, a special stunt show by Sheraaz and Rahul of Gravton Motors was also organized.
The EV rally was flagged off by actor and director, Adivi Sesh and IT Principal Secretary, Jayesh Ranjan, director Nag Ashwin and other sector leaders.
Speaking on the occasion, Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT), Govt. of Telangana said, “The Hyderabad E-Mobility Week is a great step towards allowing ourselves to realise that we have to shift to electric vehicles for the sake of our earth and future generations. It is happy to note that more people including noted personalities too, are shifting to e-vehicles.”
“The government of Telangana is offering incentives and subsidies to encourage people to shift to e-vehicles. As a result, the State is not only seeing an increase in EV users, but also becoming a hub for all-round EV R&D and manufacturing,” added Ranjan.
The rally culminated at HITEX Exhibition centre with a musical concert, wherein the crowd was mesmerized by enthralling performances by Band Buddies (formerly Rooh), Jammers Band and lyricist Krishna Chaitanya.
Many iconic sites in the city including the new Telangana Secretariat, Buddha Statue, Durgam Cheruvu Bridge and T-Hub have been lit in blue to commemorate the Hyderabad E-Mobility Week.
The EV rally saw participation from various government organizations and industry partners including, TSRTC, Apollo Tyres, Gravton Motors, Citreon, TVS, Ola, Ather, Uber, MG Motors, Mahindra, Quantum, Atum Motors, Bud-e Bikes, Pure EV and Eto among others. A musical concert featuring performances by Band Buddies (formerly Rooh), Jammers Band and lyricist Krishna Chaitanya was also organised.
The flagship Hyderabad e-Mobility event is being held till February 11 and culminate with India’s first Formula E race.