Gadkari insists on quality research in ‘electric vehicle’ segment; to make India exporter of such vehicles
Amid government’s declaration that India will need to move towards electric vehicles category by year 2030, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that country’s electric vehicles industry needs to emerge as world class exporters.
He said that quality products and research in new technologies can propel the country’s electric vehicle (EV) industry.
Minister Gadkari, speaking at the inauguration of the 5th EV Expo 2017, said that electric vehicles made in India could also be received well in countries like Nepal and Bangladesh.
Gadkari urged the e-vehicle manufacturers to “maintain standards and quality for a better and sustainable future of the industry.”
He even said that millions of people in India are engaged in cart or rickshaw pulling trade and they can be provided with such vehicles to boost their trade.
The minister also shared his vision of an “electric highway” between Delhi and Mumbai, where electric cables will run along the side of the road to charge EVs.
He added that in the near future, new and innovative products like e-cycle bike are expected to come into the market. >