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The Government of India is pushing the use of electric vehicles and plans to go all-electric by 2030. In line with the vision, several manufacturers are already developing EVs for India.
Now, Union Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari has stated that India could become the largest exporter of electric vehicles.
Gadkari said that the electric vehicle industry could show its true colours if it maintains the high quality and invests in research and development of new technology which can propel India to become the world's largest electric vehicle exporter.
Speaking at the inauguration of the 5th EV Auto Expo 2017, Gadkari said, "In near future India is going to become the world's number one exporter of electric vehicles. Your vehicles will soon be seen in countries like Nepal and Bangladesh."
Gadkari also urged the electric vehicle manufacturers to maintain standards and quality for a better future of electric mobility. The Minister also shared his plans of an electric highway between Delhi and Mumbai with electric cables running along the side of the road to charge EVs.
He also said that in the near future, several innovative products such as electric cycles are expected to enter the market. Previously, SIAM had proposed a roadmap for EVs in India and stated that by 2047 all vehicles sold in the country would be electric.
Currently, Mahindra & Mahindra retail electric cars in the Indian market. Apart from that Tata Motors has already commenced the production of Tigor EV and the first batch of cars has been delivered to the government. The automaker is also expected to introduce the Nano EV in the market.
India is emerging as one of the biggest markets for electric vehicles with its vision of shifting to all-electric vehicles by 2030. Several major automakers in the country are developing electric vehicles which could also be exported to various foreign markets. So in that way, Nitin Gadkari could be right, and India could be the largest exporter of EVs in the world.