Hyderabad/Zaheerabad- KT Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Industries & Commerce, MA & UD, Govt of Telangana launches Telangana’s first plug-and-play EV Park and Two and Three Wheeler Electric Vehicles produced by Vayu Motors and Zero 21 in a function held on Wednesday at MG Automative’s EV Park in Zaheerabad.
EV(Electrical Vehicles) Park is the first of its kind in Telangana state. It has an incubation centre for EV startups that can leverage MG’s manufacturing capabilities & infrastructure. It is already incubating enterprises like Padmaja Greentech and Zero 21 Renewable Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd.
MG EV Park is interacting with a few other EV Startups to help launch their businesses and wants to be a catalyst in developing fossil-free transport solutions.
He also unveiled Two models of New Two Wheelers (Scooters), Low-Speed Retro and High-Speed Pace. Retro is a city speed scooter designed for Indian Conditions. With an LFP battery pack, developed with a smart BMS, Retro is a safe and robust product. The pace is a performance scooter, developed using highly reliable LFP battery pack architecture. With a top speed of 70 kmph, it is the most desirable scooter in terms of safety, design and reliability.
These two EV Scooters are manufactured using safe and proven LFP(Lithium Ferro Phosphate) Battery Packs.
A total of 4 vehicles shall be launched under the brand name Zero 021. This is the first of its kind, indigenously designed and developed Fiber Reinforced Plastic 3-wheeler EV Passenger vehicle.
The electric three-wheelers include Teer and Smart Mule-X. While the former is a high-speed passenger vehicle and the latter is a good carrier.
Chargers for EVs were also launched for buses and four-wheelers, including fast chargers for buses and cars.
Speaking on the occasion KT Rama Rao congratulated the young entrepreneurs behind today’s launches. The automobile industry in the past was concentrated in a few pockets like Chennai and Pune. Now thanks to our futuristic EV policy, Zaheerabad is emerging as the hub for not just automobiles but also EV Vehicles. keeping this in mind and the demand for a skilled workforce, we will establish an Automobile Centric Centre of Excellence which will be named after former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, KTR announced.
Earlier welcoming the gathering Amit Kamat said, “Telangana State’s EV Policy gave impetus to the Industry”. He highlighted their journey in the state. Speaking about MG EV Park he said, “it is futuristic and will help many startups reduce the gestation period in their entrepreneurial journey in bringing out new automobile products”.
“The presence of KT Rama Rao in today’s function is the testimony of the government and their commitment to the conducive ecosystem for enterprises to flourish”, said KR Suresh Reddy, MP.
These two and three-wheeler Electric Vehicles unveiled were manufactured by two start-ups Padmaja Greentech founded by Amit Reddy. The three-wheelers are manufactured by Zero 021, a startup founded by Mr Rani Reddy, a US returned former with Tesla.
The launch was graced by Amit Mohan Kamat, MD of MG Group. A 26 years old MG Group is Bus Builder for Mercedes, Volvo, Mahindra, Eicher, Ashok Leyland and Scania.
The other guests include Mr K.R. Suresh Reddy, Member of Rajyasabha; Mr Puvvada Ajay Kumar, Minister for Transport, Govt of TS; Mr BB Patil, Mr Galla Jayadev, Members of Parliament; Mr K. Manik Rao, MLA, Zaheerabad and Mr Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, IC & IT, Govt of TS
Mr Rani Srinivas said, “India has tremendous demand for commuter and logistics transportation which is effectively serviced by three-wheelers across various cities. However, there has not been much Innovation. We at Zero21 want to rapidly transform this segment and introduce features and services”.