Electric cars are the future, as the all the automobile companies all over the world are adding more electric vehicles to their line-up. Now the company, Power Global led by a former Elon Musk aide all set to convert their existing diesel vehicles into electric vehicles so that you don’t need to buy an Electric vehicle.
Two experts are working on this technology. One of them is Porter Harris, a close aide of Elon musk who is a bonafide expert in battery technology. He worked for SpaceX in area of battery technology that propel the Cargo Dragon Spacecraft and F9 Rocket. He also worked at EV start-up Faraday Future as a chief battery engineer.
The other expert is a Pankaj Dubey, an automotive industry veteran from India. He has built his expertise in automotive with near about three-decade long career and stints with prominent vendors such as Yamaha, Hero Motors, Polaris and LML.
Last year, amid Covid-19 pandemic, Porter Harris and Pankaj Dubey collaborated together through LinkedIn. They communicated through messages and facetime, surprisingly without meeting each other personally, they founded a company- Global Power.
Potter said that they had no plan to start off with business but conversations eventually led to birth of Power Global. The aim of the newly born firm is to expedite India’s electric mobility story primarily in two and three-wheeler segment by covering not only for the new assembly lines for future but also existing millions three wheelers on the road in India.
The acceptance of Electric Vehicles is already high owing to the climate change leading air pollution and temperature rise. Dubey said that the concern for the environment is rising everywhere in India to combat with pollution as 14 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are from India only. He said partnering with Porter and came up with idea of manufacturing high quality EVs in India makes lot of sense. They are planning to convert vehicles run on diesel and CNG into electric vehicles over the next 6-7 years.