New Delhi, India – General Motors India and REVA Electric Car New Company have partnered to develop electric vehicles (EVs) for the Indian market.
“We are pleased to join hands with REVA to bring affordable small car platform-based electric vehicles to the market in line with government objectives to reduce fossil fuel dependence,” said Karl Slym, president and managing director, GM India. “GM’s ability to develop platforms and REVA’s capability in developing electric drivetrains and control systems will result in the consumer having a wider choice of EVs. We are going to be working closely with the Central and State Governments in India to develop infrastructure for electric vehicle charging and providing specific financial benefits to consumers, who make the choice to adopt an environment-friendly mode of personal transport.”
The two companies have begun feasibility studies of the ability of GM’s vehicle platforms to host the electric technology.
General Motors India is a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors Company, formed in 1996. It offers products under the Chevrolet brand, which was introduced to India in 2003.