New Delhi : Leading auto maker Skoda is gearing up to introduce electric vehicles in the Indian market and believes that the green mobility segment in the country will witness a significant growth in the next few years. Skoda Auto India brand director Jack Hollis, however, said that the company has no plans to introduce CNG vehicles in the near future. It is worth noting that electric vehicles have now come in trend in the Indian market and no company wants to miss the opportunity to take advantage of this opportunity. This is the reason why everyone from Maruti Suzuki to Tata and Hyundai to Mahindra have either brought or are about to bring electric vehicles in our market.
Will bring electric vehicles to market – Skoda
When asked if the company is looking to introduce electric vehicles (EV) in the country, he said, “We have to (get into the EV segment), as we are planning for a long-term future in India.” “We estimate that by 2030, electric cars will account for 25-30 per cent of the market and we need to make sure that we play our part, so we will bring electric vehicles to market,” he said.
Electric vehicles will be on the rise in India
Hollis said firms like Audi and Porsche have started offering high-end electric vehicles in the Indian market. Asked about the timeline for Skoda’s EV offering, 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. Even though the demand for CNG vehicles is increasing rapidly in the market, but in some 3-4 years electric vehicles will be on their way in India and adequate arrangements for their charging will be available almost everywhere.