Car maker Skoda is gearing up to introduce electric vehicles in the Indian market and expects the green mobility segment to grow significantly in the country in the next few years. Skoda Auto India brand director Jack Hollis, however, said the company has no plans to introduce CNG vehicles in the near future.
But when asked if the company is looking to introduce electric vehicles (EVs) in the country, he said, “We will have to (get into the EV segment), as we are planning for a long-term future in India.” ‘
“We estimate that by 2030, 25-30 per cent of the market will be electric cars and we need to make sure that we play our part, so we will bring electric vehicles to the market,” he said. Hollis said firms such as Audi and Porsche have started offering high-end electric vehicles in the Indian market.
Asked about the timeline for Skoda’s electric vehicle launch, Hollis said, “Can’t give a timeline, as it is still under deliberation.” On the introduction of CNG model, he said that at present there is no such plan.