While people are becoming environmentally conscious, the world has started to sea-change their driving needs. According to International Energy Agency (IEA), in 2016, more than 750,000 electric cars were sold and the global electric car stock grew to more than 2 million. In fact, India has started to gain traction in Electric Vehicles despite facing a lot of challenges. The Indian government is now racing to switch to all-electric cars by 2030.
IncubateIND’s Editor, Kritika Sehgal got an opportunity to interact with Ajay Agrawal, Chief Technology Officer, ChargePoint and discuss the future of electric vehicles in India.
“The future of electric vehicles is pretty clear. In the next few years, most of the cars will be electric. There will be a massive shift towards electric vehicles and one of the biggest reason is the clean energy in climate,” Ajay Agrawal said.
By 2020, India will have third largest vehicles in the world. So, in that case, India is pretty far in terms of electric vehicles and clean tech. There should be a sense of urgency in the government. The encouraging news is that government is getting serious in this regard. Mr. Piyush Goel has already talked about his plans to have EV in India,” he added.
Speaking on his expansion plans in India, Ajay Agrawal quoted, “Indian economy is the world’s fastest economy. Therefore, India is a very important market for us. We are carefully evaluating the Indian market as of today because we have a very strong brand and we have an obsession towards consumers. So, we want to make sure that when we enter Indian market our brand value is preserved and we offer the same kind of awesome experience that we offer elsewhere.”
Watch the complete interview here: