India's 'first ever' solar car prototype unveiled

STORY: This is a prototype of India’s first solar-powered electric car

according to automaker start-up Vayve Mobility

‘Eva’ (arrow)

The two-seater smart car was unveiled at India’s biennial Auto Expo

It features solar panels on its roof for additional charging on top of a battery pack

[Vilas Deshpande, Co-founder and COO of Vayve Mobility]

"With this particular car, we are able to get 10 km (6.2 miles) of range every day on an Indian climate condition. That comes up to almost 3,000 km (1,864 miles) of range for a whole year, which for many people is about one-third of what they need for their whole requirements for the year."

The company plans to launch the vehicle to market in 2024

The clean vehicle push comes at a time when the Indian government is looking to cut emissions and pollution in major cities

India is offering companies millions of dollars in incentives to build EVs locally