Total electric vehicle (EV) retails reached 4,29,217 units in 2021-22, a rise of three-fold from 1,34,821 units in the financial year 2020-21, the industry body said.
A career consultant by proffession, Antony John aged 67 years developed an electric vehicle that can run 60 km once fully charged. The career consultant uses this car to to commute between his home and office. Earlier, Antony John used an electric scooter to commute but with the passage of time, he wanted an electric car that can shield him from rain and sun.
It was in 2018 when he seriously began to thought about making an EV by himself from the scratch. The car developed by Anthony can easily carry two persons in it. The body of the car was built by a garage, but all the wiring was done by Antony John himself. The car is named ‘Pulkoodu’ after the house name of Anthony’s house name. The car also has a headlight, fog light indicator and front and back wipers.
“The car only uses up one unit of current, which costs ₹5. It is cost-effective.