World EV Day, celebrated annually on September 9th, is a significant milestone in the global transition towards sustainable transportation solutions. With the urgent need to address environmental challenges and reduce carbon emissions, electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as a promising solution for a greener future. This day serves as a platform for individuals, industries, and governments to come together and showcase their commitment to sustainable mobility.
Industry leaders in India have shared their perspectives on the importance of World EV Day. Sanjay Gopalakrishnan, Senior Vice President of Passenger Electric Vehicle Business at BYD India, emphasized the importance of adopting electric vehicles to create a positive impact on the planet and future generations. BYD India has launched the #GoGreenWithBYD campaign to inspire people to embrace sustainable lifestyles and contribute to a cleaner and greener future.
Rajat Verma, Founder and CEO of Lohum, praised the Indian Government for providing legislative clarity and commended the electric vehicle ecosystem for its unprecedented levels of innovation. Verma also praised consumers for their rapid adoption of electric vehicles, despite uncertainties, in the pursuit of a clean and green Earth. He emphasized that India can anticipate transformative impacts in the EV sector through advancements in technology, scale, and circularity.
Ketan Mehta, Co-Founder and CEO of HOP Electric Mobility, highlighted the global focus on sustainability driven by climate concerns. India’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2070 has sparked interest in new energy vehicles (NEVs) such as hydrogen fuel cells and electric vehicles. Mehta pointed out that the “Auto Expo 2023” showcased the emphasis on green-powered vehicles by original equipment manufacturers, indicating a promising future for sustainable mobility.
Devndra Chawla, CEO and MD of GreenCell Mobility, emphasized the urgency of embracing electric mobility in the face of climate change. GreenCell Mobility already operates a fleet of over 1000 electric buses and is dedicated to establishing a robust charging station network along its operating routes. Chawla stressed that now is the time to shift towards electric mobility, and GreenCell Mobility aims to lead the way in India’s transition.
As World EV Day continues to gain recognition and support globally, it serves as a reminder of the crucial role electric vehicles play in achieving a sustainable future. It inspires individuals, industries, and governments to take action, invest in green technologies, and drive the transition towards clean transportation.
1. Electric Vehicles (EVs): Vehicles powered by one or more electric motors, utilizing electric energy stored in rechargeable batteries or obtained from an external source such as a charging station.
2. Carbon Emissions: The release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, primarily through the burning of fossil fuels, leading to climate change and global warming.
– Sanjay Gopalakrishnan, Senior Vice President of Passenger Electric Vehicle Business at BYD India.
– Rajat Verma, Founder and CEO of Lohum.
– Ketan Mehta, Co-Founder and CEO of HOP Electric Mobility.
– Devndra Chawla, CEO and MD of GreenCell Mobility.