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Launching electric cars in India a major challenge: Volkswagen

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 19:43

Coimbatore: German car maker Volkswagen on Wednesday said launching electric cars in India is a major challenge as it requires big infrastructure.

Volkswagen Group Service Director Dietmar Hildebrrandt also said India being a great market, the company would gear up to launch vehicles, including electric cars.

Hildebrrandt, who was here to inaugurate the Volkswagen Group Technical Education programme, to train technicians, said the company has over 200 dealers at present in the country, and has plans to double it by another five years or at least by 2015.

Considering the over 10 percent growth in the last six months, compared to last year, the company wanted to train more technicians to serve the customers, he said, adding that a centralised training centre would be opened in Pune in October.

The company was investing huge amount in setting up training facilities, indicating the interest it was showing in India market, Dietmar said.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 19:43
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