Nitin Gadkari To Inaugurate 1st International Electric Vehicle Expo EV-EXPO

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EV EXPO LogoNewZnew (Chandigarh) : Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Government of India will inaugurate the first ever electric vehicle show and green mobility exposition in the country i.e EVEXPO-2015 on 24th Dec, 3.30 pm, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

 “This first EV-Expo 2015 holds special significance particularly because this Expo is the first ever concerted effort put together after the passing of Motor Vehicles (Amendment Bill, 2015) bringing E-Carts & E-Rickshaws under the ambit of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 specially at a time  when Govt. is all out to promote E-Rickshaws & E-Carts to provide “End mile connectivity and ‘environment friendly’ transport solutions in order to boost passenger safety, convenience and in making India a pollution free country.” Said Mr Rajiv AroraFounder Member Electric Rickshaw Manufacturers Association & Organizer EV-Expo”

“Equally important is the fact that the Expo is in line withGovt.’s objective to convert 10% of 2/3/4 wheeler vehicles plying on the Indian roads into Hybrid/ E-Vehicles which makes E-Rickshaws & E-Carts hold special significance in creating a pollution free environment.” Added Mr Rajiv Arora.

The four-day international exposition to be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from December 24 to December 27, 2015will showcase the latest technological advancements in environment friendly electric vehicle, component, services and products for the transportation of passengers and goods.

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EV-Expo shall witness participation from 100 + India & International E-Vehicle companies. Over 500 + high level business delegations from China, Germany, Sweden, Japan and other countries have confirmed their visit to EV-Expo.

Some of the prominent Indian companies showcasing their products are Altius Techonologies, OK Play, Soni Electric, Lohia Auto, Base corporation, Kinetic, Sarathi, Victory Electric, Nanya, Goenka, Mayuri, Mini Metro, Thukral electric bikes, Hitek etc etc.

China has the highest number with over 22 Chinese companies showcasing their E-Vehicle products prominent ones being Changzou Yufeng vehice,China, C Y International, lianyugang Yudi Ind., china , Qiangshang , China, Jiangxi Leek Vehicle Co.ltd, Jiangsu Yang deyi vehicle co ltd, Xuzhou.

China is also sending 500+ high level Ministerial & Business delegation headed by the County Mayor Mr Shan Chanfengto explore the market potential of E-vehicles in India.

Highlight of the exhibition will be the launch and live demonstration (Drop Test , Hammer, Pendulum Test) of OK Play E-Rickshaws – India’s first 100 % indigenously designed, developed & Made in India, pollution free green E-Rickshaws by OK Play.

“EVEXPO-2015 promises to be a significant platform to create an imp ecosystem, explore and understand the technical, policy, market opportunities and challenges for the exhibitors, buyers, global leaders, opinion makers, Govt(s), media and raise awareness about green transportation, electric vehicles, battery rickshaws, E- carts, batteries, motors, components and accessories etc ,” said Mr Anuj Sharma, Chairman, E-Rickshaw Committee, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.

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“Keeping in view of the important role that e-Rickshaws could play in environment friendly city transportation system, led by Shri Nitin Gadkari, the Government via an ordinance on Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 had also relaxed the norm for getting driving license for e-Rickshaws.” Added Mr Anuj Sharma.

“The event comes at a time when country is looking at a paradigm shift in the way cities residents commute with a view to bring down dangerous level of transport related pollution level and also to bring down cost of intra-city commuting. It also comes as a corollary to “The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020” plan announced in July 2015 to bring about transformational paradigm shift in the automotive and transportation industry in the country.” Mr Anuj Sharma said.

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