India Could Be Largest EV Exporter Says Nitin Gadkari


Indian government believes the country could become world’s largest zero emission vehicle exporter under Mission EV 2030

India has the potential to become world’s largest electric vehicle exporter. Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari says quality products and research for new technologies can boost the country’s EV industry that will help India to emerge as world’s largest zero emission vehicle exporter. Neighbouring countries like Nepal and Bangladesh could play key role in that strategy.

Speaking at the inauguration of the 5th EV Expo 2017 in Delhi, Mr. Gadkari also said Indian EV manufacturers have potential to make the industry self sufficient and export products to China. He urged he automakers to maintain standards and quality for a better and sustainable future of the Indian EV industry. So far, we can hope to see made in India electric vehicles being shipped to several global markets in future under the central government’s Mission EV 2030 strategy.

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Under the Mission EV 2030 plan, India is about to see the implementation of zero emission pure electric mobility across the country by the end of next decade. According to union transport minister, commercial vehicle space in the country market offers a huge growth potential for the electric vehicles.

In India presently, Mahindra sits at the pole position with its range of products for both passenger and commercial segments. Tata Motors too rolled out the Tigor EV and working on Nano EV. There is a Tiago EV on card as well. Several other auto brands are also gearing up to enter the Indian EV market in coming years and we are likely to see increased localised production of these green cars.

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A we have reported already, India’s biggest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki will brings its first all-electric car here by 2020 that would be co-developed by Suzuki and Toyota. Tesla will bring the Model 3 sedan here and Nissan too is keen to roll out its Leaf EV in the domestic market.

Meanwhile, central government is also mulling the plan of introducing an electric highway between Delhi and Mumbai. Electric cables will run through this corridor alongside the road to charge electric vehicles. However, this is just in the stage of a plan.