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Mangalore: Fish vendors to get solar-powered refrigerated e-vehicles soon

The Fisheries Department has deployed e-vehicles with cold storage and solar panels for door-to-door delivery of fish. Because these electric vehicles will be handed to vendors for fisheries, ports, and inland water transportation, this is likely the department’s first-of-its-kind initiative.

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Each car costs around Rs 8 lakh and comes equipped with solar panels and refrigerated storage. This is an attempt to create self-employment while also providing high-quality fish to consumers. In the first phase, these e-vehicles would be distributed throughout the Dakshina Kannada district’s taluks. The official launch will be announced after speaking with the chief minister.

The e-vehicles will be fitted with a solar panel, a freezer, swappable lithium batteries, a speaker, and GPRS, and be connected to a fishing department app to take orders. Beneficiaries for the purchase of the vehicle will be selected by the fisheries department, and priority will be given to women. If we include the “Fresh Fish to Home” concept for the fishermen who sell fish on the streets in the coastal areas, they can earn more profits.

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