We met an EV pioneer - Ms Rita Nahata, based out of Delhi, who drove a DC Reva, then a Revai, then an e2o and now the e2o Plus. We recorded some great stories and insights by Rita on her EV journey. We met the Managing Director of Terra Motors India, Mr Akihiro Ueda. Then we visited the factory of Chinese battery manufacturer of Lithium-Ion battery packs - Coslight, who have invested in India in Manesar. During the last day of our trip, we visit the headquarters of Okinawa scooters!
Meeting an EV Pioneer
Meeting Mr Akihiro Ueda of Terra Motors
Mr Ueda was great fun to speak to. Terra Motors only have e-Rickshaws built with Lead Acid batteries for Indian market. These e-Rickshaws are made in India. He also said that they plan to launch Lithium-Ion based e-Scooters for the Indian market by this year end. The video will come out soon in our YouTube channel.
Indian market is only for telecom, but they are convinced to get into making batteries for the Indian EV market, although they came across as cautious about EVs in India. They kept asking me questions on market for EV's! But nevertheless it was great to visit a battery assembly factory and understand processes of testing and creating battery packs. The video will come out soon in our YouTube channel.
Visiting Okinawa Scooters HeadQuarters
Here we decided to meet the MD of Okinawa Mr Jeetender Sharma. They are launching Li-Ion based variant of the Ridge soon. Also they are going to launch an electric motorbike next year. Lots to expect from this company. The video will come out soon in our YouTube channel.
All in all, this was a great trip for PlugInIndia. Visiting the Industry and also meeting up with the Delhi EV community.
We drove for around 700+ km in an electric car all over NCR without emitting local emissions!
We hope to work with these companies for many years to come. This is just the beginning!