iCreate (International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology), India’s leading innovation-based start-up incubator, launched the third edition of EVangelise, India’s largest EV innovation challenge, on June 27th in Ahmedabad. The launch event took place in the esteemed presence of Jagdish Vishwakarma, Hon’ble Minister of State, Government of Gujarat, and distinguished industry leaders, including Rajeev Chaba, President and MD of MG Motor India, Amitabh Saran, Founder and CEO of AltiGreen, Dr Yogesh Bhatia, MD and CEO of LML Electric, and Kartikey Hariyani, Founder of TecSo Charge+Zone.
In a message, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel, emphasised the significance of electric mobility in shaping India’s future as a cleaner and greener nation, which is in line with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, as envisioned by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He commended iCreate for their continuous efforts in organising EVangelise and encouraged participants to contribute to India’s prominence in the global electric vehicle industry.
Avinash Punekar, CEO of iCreate, expressed his joy at the launch of EVangelise ’23 and reiterated the organisation’s commitment to actively contribute to India’s transition towards sustainable mobility. He expressed confidence that EVangelise ’23 will open up unparalleled opportunities for EV startups and innovators, building on the success of the previous editions.
The launch event witnessed compelling keynote speeches by industry leaders who shared insights into the EV industry’s growth trajectory, challenges, and learnings from their personal journeys. Rajeev Chaba, CEO Emeritus of MG Motor India expressed his honour to be part of such an incredible initiative. He highlighted the importance of technology and strategic partnerships in overcoming obstacles faced during their journey in India’s EV market. He also exclaimed that EVangelise is a giant leap for the Indian automotive industry and how it would power the future with clean, efficient, and sustainable mobility. “EVangelise provides a remarkable opportunity to discover unique solutions specifically tailored for India, and at a low cost,” added Chaba.
The event also featured a panel discussion titled “Steps to Make India a Global Leader in the EV Sector”. With panellists representing prominent companies, including Arun Pratap Singh, Co-founder and CEO of Matter; Amitabh Saran, Founder and CEO of Altigreen Propulsion Labs; and Dr. Yogesh Bhatia, MD and CEO of LML Electric. The panellists shared profound insights and expertise, fostering constructive dialogue about formulating strategic actions to secure India’s leading position in the global electric vehicle industry.
Kartikey Hariyani, the Founder of TecSo Charge+Zone, captivated the audience with his valuable insights, sharing his journey in the EV ecosystem. He expressed his thrill at being part of EVangelise’23 and how the platform provided significant opportunities for growth and collaboration in the EV industry. “I never imagined that I would find my passion in the EV ecosystem. Back in 2018, when we first delved into the EV space, we faced numerous challenges. However, with the support of the State Government and our dedicated team, we navigated through the complexities of the charging business. None of this would have been possible without the invaluable support of iCreate. Their assistance in connecting us with stakeholders and expanding our network has been instrumental in our growth. I express my gratitude to iCreate and look forward to further contributing to the advancement of the EV industry in India,” said Hariyani.