In a resounding and unanimous endorsement of sustainable mobility, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex body representing India’s prominent automobile manufacturers, hosted the ‘Green Plate EV Rally’ at Pragati Maidan. In partnership with the Ministry of Heavy Industries, this event marks a significant stride in promoting eco-friendly transportation and underscores SIAM’s unwavering commitment to driving the widespread adoption of electric vehicles across the nation. In the presence of the esteemed Chief Guest, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Union Minister of Heavy Industries, the “Green Plate EV Rally” was ceremoniously flagged off. The rally showcased an impressive fleet of over 100 electric vehicles, including 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers, cars, and buses. Its central aim was to raise awareness and enhance customer confidence in electric vehicles and to exhibit the capabilities of the Indian automotive industry, which has developed and launched multiple electric vehicles to meet the needs of Indian consumers over the past couple of years.
Shri Kamran Rizvi, Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Government of India; Dr. Hanif Qureshi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Shri Vinod Aggarwal, President of SIAM and Managing Director & CEO of Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles Ltd; Shri Sushant Naik, Chairman, SIAM Electric Mobility Group and Global Head – Government and Public Affairs, Tata Motors Limited; Ms. Suman Mishra, Co-Chairman, SIAM Electric Mobility Group and MD & CEO, Mahindra Last Mile Mobility; Shri Vipin Surana, Co – Chairman, SIAM Electric Mobility Group and Vice President, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles Limited, and Shri Rajesh Menon, Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) were present during the ceremony.