Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) Leads the Way in Eco-Friendly Tourism with Introduction of battery operated vehicles
When it comes to locally owned battery operated vehicles for tourism, TATR is the first Tiger Reserve to do so.
The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) has started using only electric cars for tourists. These cars are battery-powered and are a big step towards eco-friendly tourism in the forest. This makes TATR the first place of its kind to do this. This change could really transform how we experience nature.
These electric cars offer a unique way to see the beauty of nature. They are great for both local people and those who love wildlife, giving them a special way to enjoy the surroundings.
These cars are very accessible and efficient; they can travel 100-120 km on a single charge, making for a longer and more environmentally friendly safari experience. Recharging is simple and does not require specific charging stations; a full recharge only takes 6-8 hours. The cars can be powered by a standard 15A socket.
These vehicles, which come with a Battery Management System (BMS), are built to last and perform at their best. The display screen is easy to use and adds value to the overall experience by giving operators and tourists access to real-time information. The Hill Assistance feature makes navigating hilly terrains easier and is paired with a strong 4-wheel-drive system for stability and control.
“The introduction of battery-operated vehicles marks a significant leap forward in our commitment to sustainable tourism. We are thrilled to be the first Tiger Reserve to embrace this eco-friendly initiative, providing both a unique experience for tourists and empowering local communities. This endeavor aligns with our vision to harmonize wildlife conservation with responsible tourism practices.”Deputy Director (Buffer) Sh. Kushagra Pathak expressed his enthusiasm, stating.
With retrofitting starting at just Rs. 8 lakh, TATR ensures that sustainability is not just an ecological goal but also a financially viable one for the local community. This creative project shows the reserve’s dedication to finding a middle ground between responsible tourism and wildlife conservation.