Prabhakar Kadapa joins Etrio board

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 19 Apr 2022


Hyderabad-headquartered EV-maker Etrio Automobiles announced Prabhakar Kadapa, an automotive industry veteran with over 39 years experience, has joined the company's board.

Kadapa, till recently, served as the CEO and MD of PSA AVTEC Powertrain (a JV of PSA Groupe, France and CK Birla Group) as well as the CEO and MD at AVTEC (A CK Birla Group Company) – one of the largest powertrain and components manufacturers in India where he expanded global manufacturing footprints and established strong international business for the company through M&A and JVs.

Speaking on the new role , “Electric vehicles are here to stay. I am looking forward to helping Etrio launch a series of cutting-edge next-gen electric cargo vehicles and supporting strategic organisational development as electric vehicle volumes pick up in numbers."

Kalyan C Korimerla, MD and co-promoter, Etrio added, “His extensive leadership experience in the automotive sector in general, and in the development of electric vehicle platforms in particular, will be valuable not only in helping the company to create a strategic product roadmap for the near future, but also in stabilising its current product portfolio of three- and four-wheeler electric cargo vehicles through operational and manufacturing efficiencies.”