It has been three-and-a-half years since Chetan Maini, who gave India’s first mass-produced electric car Reva (now owned by Mahindra), started SUN Mobility, a firm engaged in providing energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles. Over the past three years, his company has developed smart batteries to power vehicles, and a unique battery swapping concept.
The co-founder and Vice Chairman of SUN Mobility spoke to T E Narasimhan on how the pandemic and government initiatives are impacting EV adoption, about his partnerships with 10 OEMs, including the recent acquisition of a minority stake in Bosch. Excerpts:
How is Covid going to impact EV adoption?