Air pollution is a pressing problem in our country, resulting in the deterioration of health of our citizens. a major contributor to air pollution is the automotive sector, and the world is becoming conscious of this global concern. In order to minimise pollution, a dramatic shift is taking place towards electric vehicles, and clean fuels, etc. This shift can only happen with innovation across technologies, materials and business models. There is currently a significant gap between the options that exist, and the opinions that are needed to meet this global challenge. The current status indicates that presently there are around 0.4 million electric two and wheelers, including an infinitesimal, less than a thousand electric cars functioning on Indian roads. The industry volumes fluctuate, mostly depending on incentives offered by the government.
Charging infrastructure and storage technology play a critical role in determining market acceptability of electric vehicles. The Government has taken up the task by encouraging the power and petroleum PSUs to take a lead by setting up the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The Government of India has recently adopted policy initiatives with a launch by the Ministry of Power National E-Mobility Programme focusing on creating charging infrastructure and a policy framework so that, by 2030, more than 30% of the vehicles plying on Indian roads are electric.
Green technologies, batteries, energy storage and renewable sources of energy are already, and will continue to be, growing sectors for manufacturing and skills. And, India is slowly, but surely, approaching an era of electric mobility.
Under the Make in India initiative, India has adopted the manufacture of electric buses, electric scooters, electric 3-wheelers and electric cars, thereby contributing to a reduction in air pollution. As the volume of e-vehicles increase on Indian roads, prices will also fall thereby encouraging mass adoption.
2nd EV and Battery Tech India Summit, alongside the Transport India conference, will discuss the emphasise the following:
- EV/ HEVs: A global and Indian overview
- India’s EV policy adoption to meet national goals
- Are EV’s economically viable
- Promoting Make in India
- Policy for battery charging / swapping infrastructure
- Battery economics: Import vs manufacture
- Research and development in india
- Impact of EV’s on economic growth
- Creating job opportunities in India, etc.