NEW DELHI: Since the announcement of the FAME India Scheme (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles), the Indian government’s ambitious plan to phase-out combustion vehicles in the country is becoming a reality. Keeping in mind India’s potential to become the next big market for electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, the World EV Show in Delhi on 14 November aims to open up business opportunities and investments in the Indian electric vehicle space by gathering global EV experts, policymakers, public and private automotive companies, lithium-ion batteries manufacturers and mobility service providers.
Supported by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India and the NITI Aayog, the World EV Show will see a panel of experts and policymakers such as Anil Srivastava, Principal Consultant & Mission Director, Mission for Transformative Mobility & Battery Storage at NITI Aayog; Dr Kamal Soi, Member of the National Road Safety Council, Government of India, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways; and Anil Kaushik – Additional General Manager (Business Development), NTPC.
Vijay Jaiswal, Director – Automotive & Electric Mobility, Government of Telangana; and Sohinder Gill, CEO – Global Business, Hero Eco & Director General – SMEV and other prominent thought-leaders will also be seen participating in the conference to be held at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi.
According to a survey conducted by the Economic Times in April 2018, 90% of car owners in India are willing to switch to Electric Vehicles (EV) if the right infrastructure is provided (the Economic Times more recently published another report titled ‘India has 150 million drivers, but only 8,000 of them want electric cars’).
As Indian automobile manufacturers are pushing for more investments in e-mobility, the agenda for the World EV Show will encompass dialogues on innovative business models, battery charging infrastructure and industry analysis from public and private automotive companies, lithium-ion battery manufacturers and mobility service providers such as Bridgestone, Hero Electric, Uber, ZoomCar, Shell, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, and NTPC Ltd, among others.
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