Entrepreneurship: Chetan Maini

Entrepreneurship: Chetan Maini

Age: 39
Deputy Chairman and CTO, Reva Electric Car Company

Chetan Maini is the man behind Reva, the first electric car made in India. Maini's auto romance began young. From making a remote-controlled toy car at 11, he then built toy planes and a go-cart with a scooter engine. The mechanical engineer from Stanford then built solar and hybrid cars till he made the 3-door hatchback Reva. Now Maini wants to capitalize on the global demand for hybrid and green cars. With venture funding from Draper Fischer Jurveston and Global Environment Fund, he is setting up a second plant in Bangalore, with a capacity of 30,000 vehicles by the end of 2009.