Kolkata: Kolkata participated in the Midnight EV Drive on Thursday, organized by Re:LIVE India and PluginIndia.com, on World earth day.
Midnight EV Drive on World Earth Day is a RE:LIVE event, which a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of electric vehicles. Electric Vehicles are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than petrol vehicles.
They are better for the environment, they promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
This RE:LIVE event has the idea to hold simultaneous events across the country on the same date, all to emphasize the thing we all want to do: drive electric.
We expect RE:LIVE events to grow and include more events in more cities with more drivers reaching out to share the many advantages of driving electric with the public.
More than 70 members of the electric vehicle community from all over India drove to an iconic location at midnight to celebrate earth day!
The event started on 21st April 2016 at various locations in India.
Kolkata’s EV Rally was till Victoria Memorial where 8 EVs participated. The first meeting point was HIDCO Bhavan, and the second meeting point was Birla temple on Syed Amir Ali Avenue. All drove to Quest Mall on Syed Amir Ali Avenue. From Quest Mall all EVs drove through Shakespeare Sarani to Victoria Memorial.
The route details is: The EV rally started from Mahindra House then through Bhikaji Cama Place , Chanakyapuri, Connaught Place , KG marg and finally to the India Gate.
The Rally started at a Mahindra dealership pass through old city and it ended at the statue circle near Hawa Mahal.
The routes: From KHIVRAJ SHOWROOM, KASTURBA ROAD to UB City , then through St Marks road, Residency Road, then entered MG Road at Mayo Hall, MG road and then to the Chinnaswamy Stadium , then GPO and finally to the Vidhan Soudha.
Details of the route – From the Pune university, Chaturshringi temple, J W Marriott, Symbiosis college, Fergusson college, Sancheti hospital, Bal gandharv rang Mandir and to the Shaniwar Wada.
Starting and meeting point is at Worli Sea Link to take a picture with the cars.All cruise went ahead to the Gateway of India by Haji Ali, Peddar Road, Marine Lines, Churchgate, Hutatma Chowk. Finally it stopped at Gateway of India.