Pune: The first ever electronic vehicles exhibition will be held in Pune on Sunday at Regional Transport Office (RTO) Sangamwadi campus, said Babasaheb Ajri, Regional Transport Officer, Pune, on Friday. The exhibition will start at 10.30 am and end at 6 pm.
“The exhibition is for everyone, including the dealers of vehicles and the government. All types of vehicles will be exhibited here, like two-wheelers, three-wheelers (including goods and passengers), four-wheelers and buses. Around 20-25 companies will exhibit 50 vehicles for customers,” Ajri told mediapersons.
According to Ajri, the purpose of the exhibition is to showcase vehicles that are both air and noise pollution free. In this exhibition, Tata, Mahindra, L&T and Kinetic will showcase their vehicles. Dealers are also coming from different parts of the country, Ajri added.
The exhibition was postponed due to back-to-back festivals in the city. The first exhibition was delayed due to Ganesh festival, and later, it was decided that the exhibition will be held after Navaratri.
At the exhibition, manufacturing companies will display their products, besides giving short presentations about vehicles and their specifications. Officials said that the event will be attended by many interested buyers, as well as RTO inspectors from Pune district.
According to the Central Motor Vehicle Act, no tax will be levied on these vehicles, but the driver should have a learner’s licence. Once the driver has a learner’s licence, they should take a 10-day lesson from the manufacturers on running the vehicle. E-rickshaws do not need to be registered with the RTO.
Inauguration of the exhibition will be done by Reshmi Urdhwareshe, Director of Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). The RTO has also invited schools and engineering colleges to the event. After the exhibition, there will be a technical workshop for officers of the department (above inspector-level officers will attend). There will be technical presentations by ARAI and Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT). The officials of ARAI and CIRT will speak about electrical mobility scenario in India.