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Porsche e-mission electric car to enter India before 2020

Porsche dealerships will be equipped with charging infrastructure before the EV launch

Shubham Parashar  |  Mumbai 

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Pavan Shetty, director of Porsche India, during the launch of the new 911 GT3 in Mumbai (Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar)

Some snippets of Porsche's electric car, Mission-E (codename), were seen earlier this year as they were still being tested in Stuttgart, On the sidelines of the launch of the 911 GT3, Pavan Shetty, director, India, confirmed to Business Standard that the car would be launched in soon after being global unveiling, and before the end of the calendar Year  2020. "Mission-E is our and we hope it will be launched before the end of this decade and will come to soon to its global launch," said Shetty.

For Porsche, it’s more important to have a strong infrastructure for charging EVs. The company, before the launch, will be establishing charging stations across dealerships. "Before the launch of our EV, our last dealership will be equipped with charging infrastructure," added Shetty.

However, after the first launch, the expansion of the EV line-up in will depend on the infrastructure set-up by the government. “We hope that adequate infrastructure needs for the manufacturers will be taken care which will then help us to introduce our cars in a big way,” said Shetty.

Speaking on the viability of cent per cent electrification target of government by 2030, Shetty said that for it won’t be much of a problem since they import CBUs. However, he added that achieving 100 per cent electrification nationwide by 2030 is not impossible, it’s still challenging. “Basically because we are a huge country, to establish infrastructure across country and to make people adapt to this change is a challenge,” Shetty said. 

First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 21:38 IST