Global Auto Expo bets big on electric vehicles


Claiming that the exhibition will be the first ever to focus on electric vehicles, Infinite Expositions Director George Johnson said “The expo will witness over 15 electric vehicle manufacturing firms. This is probably the first time that there are these many electric vehicles to be showcased,” adding that several vehicles that are not in the market will also be launched at the expo. Briefing reporters, Ampere Vehicles Founder & Managing Director Hemalatha Annamalai said that there is tremendous opportunities in this sector, which is projected to be around Rs 450 crore, and urged the government to take steps to promote such vehicles in the country.

Echoing her views, EKO Vehicles Executive Director Harindranath said pointed out that there were roughly about 500 e-vehicles (two-wheelers) on Indian roads before 2007-08, and then there was a jump to 1,10,000 units and 1,50,000 units during 2007-08 and 20008-09  respectively. However, the only electric car manufacturer Reva is not participating in this expo.

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