At the E-Mobility India Forum 2022, Sushil Reddy, an IITB alumnus and Guinness record holder for the ‘longest journey on an electric bicycle,’ flagged off a 70-day long car journey along the Golden Quadrilateral of India. The 6000 km route consists of 36 cities and will start from New Delhi, supported by Messe Frankfurt. MG ZS EV is the car of choice because of its highly functional features. It is a 5-seater automatic electric car with a 50.3 kWh battery capacity, 461 km range, and a sunroof. The MG ZS EV also contains power windows, cruise control, central locking, and airbags on the driver, passenger, and side front seats.
This journey is the first of its kind in India, with a mission to increase general public awareness and interest in electric mobility. This step will be an impetus to the greater campaign of ‘zero tailpipe emission mobility.’ Sushil will cover all major Indian cities, including Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, and Mumbai, and end the journey in Delhi on 10 December 2022.
Commenting on the unique idea, Mr. Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd and the organizer of E-Mobility India Forum, said, “Reducing India’s dependence on fossil fuels will not only help in alleviating air pollution and combating climate change but also save the Indian economy billions in oil imports. Green vehicles are the future of automotive transportation. Messe Frankfurt India promotes and supports clean fuel initiatives through forums such as E-Mobility India Forum and NGV India Summit. We wish Sushil all the very best and stand alongside him in his journey to raise awareness about e-mobility in India.”
Prominent organizations like MG Motor, Drive India, and Fortum Charge have also championed this cross-country journey.