Japanese automaker Toyota has revealed its electric car strategy in India. The company has stated that it has no plans to introduce electric vehicles in the country.
A senior official of Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) said that the company would wait for the charging infrastructure to develop before deciding on electric vehicles.
Vice Chairman and whole-time Director of TKM, Shekar Viswanathan said, "We have no plans to go electric. Toyota (Motor Corporation) does have an electric vehicle but we will wait for the charging infrastructure to come up in India before we ask Toyota Motor Corporation to give us electric vehicle products."
Viswanathan also stated that electric vehicle technology is very simple and it's not very complicated to introduce electric cars in India. He also agreed that Toyota Kirloskar Motor could launch electric vehicles at short notice.
He added, "We (TKM) already have an electric vehicle in the hybrid, which is an electric vehicle...except that if we take away the internal combustion engine, it will become an all electric vehicle."
The Government of India has been promoting the use of electric vehicles in the country and has an ambitious plan of having all-electric vehicles by 2030. But to support the plan, necessary infrastructure should be in place.
Toyota has finally revealed its electric vehicle strategy in the Indian market. The automaker has taken a cautious approach by waiting for the charging infrastructure to be set up for EVs before introducing electric cars in the country.