With the emergence of Electric Vehicles in various advanced economies of the world due to stricter emission norms, reducing battery prices and increasing consumer awareness etc. Government of India has taken policy initiatives such as recently launched by Ministry of Power National E-Mobility Programme focusing on creating charging infrastructure and policy framework so that by 2030 more than 30% of vehicles are electric vehicles. In line with this transformation, there is an urgent need of a strong policy support to make Indian auto industry to move gradually towards Electric Vehicle. The accelerated and upcoming EV adoption is set to disrupt a variety of stakeholders as it presents a complex program with linkages across the energy, manufacturing, consumers and government sectors.
Considering the critical role played by charging infrastructure and storage technology in determining market acceptability of Electric Vehicle, the Government has taken up the task in promoting Power and petroleum PSUs to take a lead in setting up the Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure. Highly efficient, charging infrastructure, and swapping-infrastructure development with a goal to launch a 250 MWh battery plant by the end of 2018 is a first step towards scaling to ‘gigawatt’ production capabilities by 2020 .
In addition to reducing energy demand, this transformation yields other benefits including a larger share of the fleet running on electricity; it leads to lower local emissions, improving public health. This has significant implications for India’s electricity sector and economy, supporting India’s ambitious renewable energy goals while saving money, providing jobs, and strengthening Indian industry.
The indian automobile industry is one of the largest growing markets in the world and contributes highly to the country’s manufacturing facilities. Adding to this, the automotive industry in india is expected to improve India’s GDP to 25% by 2022 from 15% currently, with the production of EVs being the new talk of the town.
India, the world’s third-largest energy consumer after the US and China, is working towards building a green economy and plans to achieve 175 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022 as part of its commitments under the global climate change accord. Of this, 100GW is to come from solar.
As per Niti Aayog India’s vision of mass conversion to electric vehicles can create a $300 billion domestic market for EV batteries by 2030. This is around 2/5th of the global battery demand and 25-40% of this market can be captured through ‘Make in India’, aimed at encouraging manufacturing and attracting foreign investment to India.
In order to discuss the above and related issues ASSOCHAM is organising a Conference on “Electric Mobility” to be held on 23rd May 2018 in Hyderabad. The theme of the conference is Manufacturing, Charging Infrastructure, Battery Technology and Telematics.
It is widely believed that a technological transformation of the automobile industry is imminient which calls upon the component industry to invest in R&D, acquire and develop relevant technologies at a faster pace to remain relevant to the future needs.
New knowledge and skills must be developed to make new EV components; the high cost of importing EV parts is also prohibitive as compared to manufacturing EVs. There is limited collaboration among manufacturers and a lack of standards for common components and charging infrastructure does not encourage rapid scaling and lack of assured demand creates uncertainty and risk for manufacturers to push supply to an undeveloped market
Benefits of Attending
· To discuss the issues and solutions concerning the implementation of Government ambitious programme to deploy electric vehicle in the country.
· Sharing experiences of successful projects the participants will be able to set the benchmark of their performance and develop system of effective project management of deploy electric mobility.
· To discuss the support needed from concerned State Governments regarding various issues of projects.
· Know the capability of local manufacturers and suggest improvement.
· Showcase the investment potential in electric mobility to rest of the world to achieve the target for electric vehicle in the country.
· Provide platform for entrepreneurs, financers, mentors and others stakeholders to engage and collaborate across the world, to share ideas, best practices; develop solutions and partnerships that benefit India.
· Access to latest information on current and future outlook of the electric vehicle industry.
· Gain the latest insight on the key policy & regulatory issues.
· Discuss innovations and developments in Electric Mobility.
· Participate in interactive panel discussions tackling some of the most pressing issues facing the industry
· Build partnerships and identify investment opportunities.
· Seize meaningful networking opportunities with leading industry leaders and policy makers.
· Power producers - Transmission and distribution companies
· Oil and gas retail companies - Transport corporations
· Automotive component manufacturers
· Testing, R&D and educational institutions
· Government and regulatory agencies
· Battery manufacturers & component manufacturers
· Renewable energy developers
· EV manufacturers & Engineering consultants
· Financial institutions & Investment firms
· Automobile Manufacturers
To discuss the opportunities, technical aspects and challenges faced by stakeholders at a single platform for the growth of E-Vehicle industry in India and the state. It will try to identify potential areas of investment by foreign as well as domestic players in the supply value chain of manufacturing ,charging infrastructure, battery technology and telematics.
· Assessment of planning aspect of EV Adoption
· Assessment of Manufacturing Ecosystem
· Proposed State EV Policy
· Charging Standards and reliable ecosystem
· Battery Technology – Recycling & Disposal
· Telematics adaptation
· EV charging and its effect on Grid Reliability & Stability
· RE integration
· Opportunities in manufacturing of EV component
· Challenges regarding creation of Charging Infrastructure