EV-EXPO 2016, an international exposition on electric vehicles, was launched on Friday at New Delhi to showcase E-Rickshaws and E-Carts to offer not only end mile connectivity but also environment friendly solutions for the transport sector.
The three-day EV-EXPO 2016 is being held at the Pragati Maidan and is said to be in line with the Central Government’s aim to make the country a 100% electric vehicle country by 2030. It is the third edition of the EV-Expo.
EV-EXPO 2016 features the latest technological advancements made in the 2/3/4 wheeler electric vehicle category, claimed to be environment-friendly and promising to help India in cutting down the prevailing pollution menace.
Rajiv Arora, Founder Member of the Electric Rickshaw Manufacturers Association & Organizer EV-Expo said: “Rapid increase of E-Vehicles (e-rickshaws & e-carts) in India has propelled the Govt. & various stakeholders to formulate robust framework to regulate the E-Vehicles industry in India.
“Govt. is all out to promote E-Rickshaws & E-Carts to provide sustainable transport solutions for last mile connectivity in the smart cities being planned in India and environment friendly transport solutions in order to boost passenger safety, convenience and in making India pollution free country.”
Over 200 domestic and international e-vehicle manufacturers are participating in EV-Expo 2016 to highlight their respective electric vehicles that are said to be advanced technologically and pollution free. The e-vehicles include E-Rickshaws, E-Carts and E-Cars.
Some of the e-vehicle manufactures taking part in the EV-Expo 2016 include Soni Electric, Altius Technologies, Goenka, Mini Metro, Thukral electric bikes, Victory Electric, Nanya, Hitek, Indo Wagon, Jezza Motors, Bajoria Motors, DMW and Eastman.
Soni E-Vehicles, a battery rickshaw manufacturer from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh is unveiling its innovations through the Soni 4WC electric car and Lithium battery.
EV-EXPO 2016 was inaugurated by Hamirpur MP, Himachal Pradesh BJP leader and BCCI President Anurag Thakur who said that with the introduction of e-rickshaws had reduced the air pollution levels in India in the last three years.
It has been estimated that they are still 7.5 crore paddle rickshaws across the country which the central government is looking to replace with the e-rickshaws by 2020 through its Skill Development Ministry.