Chetan co-founded the REVA Electric Car Company, India's first electric car manufacturer, in 1994. As the CEO of Mahindra Reva, he led the team that created one of the world’s greenest automobile manufacturing facility. In May 2010, the Mahindra Group of India acquired a majority stake in REVA and the company was renamed Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles.
Chetan holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (University of Michigan) and a Master's in Mechanical Engineering (Stanford University). He has over 20 years of experience in the development of solar, hybrid and electric vehicles in the U.S. and India. Prior to REVA, he worked for Amerigon Inc. (USA) and General Motors (USA).
His vision and pioneering innovations in electric vehicles have been recognized worldwide, including Mahindra Reva being voted as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world in 2013 by Fast Company magazine. Chetan was named as one of the top 50 most influential people in India by Business Week and amongst the Young Global Leader (YGLs) by The World Economic Forum to name a few.
Chetan also serves as a member of India's National Board on Electric Mobility and Chairs the Personal Transportation Council, World Economic Forum. He currently holds and has filed over 30 global patents in electric vehicle technologies.