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By Anshul Dhamija, Forbes India
In 2001, Maini, then founder and MD of Reva Electric Vehicle Company, launched Reva, India’s first mass-produced electric car.
Taipei-based Gogoro, which has raised close to $500 million in venture capital, manufactures electric scooters and has set up over 500 battery swapping stations around the city since 2015.
In India, the adoption of a third-party electric technology for three-wheelers would be a lot easier because the “three-wheeler OEMs have very rudimentary technology”, believes Sanjay Krishnan, founder, Lithium Urban Technologies, an EV cab aggregator for corporates in Bengaluru and Delhi-NCR.
The priority for Maini now [...] is getting the idea of battery swapping kickstarted and proving that it could work. While the Niti Aayog has mooted for a battery swapping policy, Nitin Gadkari, minister for road transport and highways, thinks the concept is “not appropriate” for the country.