IESA launching India Electric Mobility Council

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Industry body India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) is launching a dedicated platform called ‘India Electric Mobility Council’ (IEMC) to cater to all EV stakeholders including EV OEMs, components providers, charging infrastructure, and battery swapping companies.

Currently, EVs make up only about 2% of total automobile sales in India, but the Union and state governments have set targets to increase EV adoption in the next decade. 

EV sales are expected to grow sharply driven by government programs like production-linked incentive (PLI), FAME, and phased manufacturing program. The technologies that are driving the revolution are becoming more precise, with a focus on decreasing prices and increasing manufacturing efficiency and product performance. 

At present, the industry priorities include improved battery technologies and motor capabilities and reduced charging duration to fulfil buyers’ performance and reliability requirements. The industry and governments are also focusing on indigenous value capture and localized manufacturing. 

“To take the whole industry forward, there is an urgent need for a single technology-agnostic platform to cater to all EV stakeholders. To address this gap, IESA is launching India Electric Mobility Council (IEMC) with the active participation of EV manufacturers, component and equipment providers, fleet operators, battery technology providers, charging infrastructure and service providers, battery swapping companies, and other key stakeholders,” stated IESA. 

IEMC aims to serve and support more than 100+ EV and infra-related member companies to become the largest EV platform in India by the end of this year.

Debi Prasad Dash, executive director of IESA, said, “The India Electric Mobility Council (IEMC) initiative by IESA is intended to explore opportunities for India to exploit the potential of R&D and manufacturing of e-mobility technologies and support quicker adoption of clean transport. IEMC will also work with the government and various stakeholders to address the barriers and focus on the aspects related to safety & standards, charging infrastructure development, battery swapping, and V2G mechanism for India.” 

Currently, under IEMC, IESA is working with 50+ EV ecosystem players.

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