India’s first electric tractor venture AutoNxt Automation showcases its self-driving Electric Tractor at Chandigarh Electric Vehicle Expo held recently. PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) organized this electric vehicle expo at the sector 34 exhibition ground in Chandigarh. PHDCCI through this expo aims to bring all the relevant stakeholders on a common platform for the development of future-ready and environmentally sustainable mobility products and technologies, besides giving a platform to the public to get more knowledge about EV products and government policies.
Though the Centre and state governments have already made various policies on the sale and purchase of electric vehicles, the public lacks awareness about the benefits due to a lack of advertisements and this Expo attracted a huge no. of people to witness and understand all different Electric Vehicles from e-rickshaw to luxury EV cars, electric LCVs, e-buses, and even e-Tractors. Shri. Dushyant Chautala, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, Punjab Chief Minister Shri. Bhagwant Singh Mann’s wife and Cabinet Minister for State Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar visited the Expo and pushed for faster deployment of EVs in the region. The ministers have also tried the electric self-driving tractor of AutoNxt Automation by boarding on it.
“We are extremely privileged to have Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister and other cabinets Ministers in our stall who have appreciated the presence of only EV Tractor in the show. AutoNxt e-Tractor also got very strong responses from visitors and many expressed interest in buying the electric tractor. Simultaneously, we have received expressions of interest from many to become the distributor in the local region for our e-Tractors” said Pankaj Goyal, Co-Founder & COO of AutoNxt Automation.
In a panel discussion during the expo, Mr. Goyal also presented a talk on the Punjab EV Policy wherein requesting the Government to include e-tractors in the EV policies and to create provisions for incentives to promote faster adoption of e-tractors in the state.