Experts to deliberate on EV adoption at E-mobility summit on 29 September

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 09 Sep 2022


Several brand heads and e-mobility experts who will come together at E-Mobility India Forum powered by NGV India Summit on 29 September 2022 at Le Meridien, New Delhi to deliberate on “Electrifying the future of clean mobility” have shared their views on the promise and challenge of the Indian EV sector.

“Electric vehicles are among the key drivers of a sustainable energy future as it will help us to achieve our carbon-neutral goal,” says Akilur Rahman, Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Energy India.

Virendra Goyal, Head - Business Development (EV), Tata Power, stated: “Development of an easy, accessible charging infrastructure is absolutely essential for large scale adoption of EVs.”

Ravi Kumar Panga, CEO & Director, Causis Group, said EVSE is a core component of a healthy EV ecosystem and requires adequate planning and dedicated electrical infrastructure at various levels of the distribution grid.

Atul Arya, Head - Energy Systems Division, Panasonic Life Solutions India, suggests: “Better safety and reliability would drive consumer acceptance and demand for electric vehicles.” 

Dr Kanakasabapathi Subramanian, Senior Vice President - Product Development, Ashok Leyland, says, ”Clean mobility in the public transportation segment will be significant in lowering emissions, as public transport accounts for a large portion of all transport.”

In the words of Mahesh Babu, CEO, Switch Mobility, “The ultimate aim of electrification is to achieve net zero.”

VE Commercial Vehicles (a JV of Volvo Group and Eicher Motors) said it aims to accelerate the transition to environment-friendly, made-in-India electric vehicles. Akash Passey, President, VE Commercial Vehicles, said: “To improve EV adoption and to provide a smoother transition from the current diesel vehicles to electric vehicles, we have not only been deploying and maintaining electric buses across the country, but are also helping in our own small way transport bodies to set up charging stations as well as the supporting infrastructure”.

Suresh KV, President & Regional Head, ZF India, added: “We continuously pursue the goal of a cleaner and more efficient transportation, and to that effect, we develop and manufacture components along with network systems for electro-mobility.”

These industry stalwarts will share their views and insights alongside Guruprasad Mudlapur, Joint Managing Director & Chief Technology Officer, Bosch and Sudhendu J. Sinha, Advisor - Infrastructure Connectivity – Transport and Electric Mobility, NITI Aayog among others, at the event on 29 and 30 September 2022.  The two-day forum will address a variety of topics:

  • Understanding consumer attitudes and perceptions towards EV adoption
  • Localisation
  • Developing charging infrastructure
  • New business models powered by the EV ecosystem
  • Safety concerns,
  • Standardisation and regulatory needs of EV industry as well as a detailed market overview and trend forecast.

Raj Manek Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings said,”To reduce India’s reliance on fossil fuel vehicles and encourage mass adoption of EVs in India, there are several challenges that must be resolved. The E-Mobility India Forum will bring decision makers and industry experts to address critical issues and exchange ideas that will enable EV industry in India to reach its true potential.”

According to SIAM, total passenger vehicle and two-wheeler sales were up by 11.12 percent and 10 percent respectively in July 2022 compared to the same month in 2021, while utility and three-wheeler clocked 10.51 percent and 72 percent growth respectively for the year-earlier period.

 


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