3rd International Electric Vehicle Conclave to kick off tomorrow at Manesar

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The conclave will focus on topics such as electric vehicle (EV) market, policy and tender overview, charging infrastructure and battery swapping, as well as EV battery validation, approval, testing and certification. It will be followed by ICAT lab visit to see battery validation and electric vehicle testing facility.

Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, will inaugurate the EV Conclave, while Pravin Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industries will be the Guest of Honor for the inauguration session.

The conclave will provide the participants with a platform to interact, discuss and network with automotive original equipment manufacturers, battery manufacturers, charging infrastructure providers, as well as power train, battery management system and EV software providers.

EV potential for India

The EV sector is rising in India and after the sops announced in Budget 2019, it can be a game-changer for the industry.

According to IESA Executive Director Debi Prasad Dash, “As India is entering into new evolution of EVs, there is a strong opportunity for Indian conglomerates to diversify and for global companies to enter the Indian EV ecosystem as EV manufacturers, component providers and advanced battery suppliers to facilitate charging infrastructure in India. This sector will also create new entrepreneurship environment in India and job opportunities with a new skill requirement.”

IESA estimates the market potential for electric vehicles would be around 77 million till 2030 which translates to cumulative demand of 750 GWh by 2030.”