- The discussion in World EV show organised by Trescon revolved around topics like business opportunities and government strategies for the Indian electric vehicle ecosystem
- The show gathered India’s leading EV experts, mobility solution providers and OEMs
To bolster the burgeoning EV ecosystem of India, Trescon organised the first edition of World EV Show (WEVS) in Delhi with the support of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, government. of India and government think tank NITI Aayog. The show gathered India’s leading EV experts, mobility solution providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who engaged in keynotes, panel discussions and use cases on the deployment of electric vehicles in India.
EV regulations and government strategies
Discussions during the show centered on topics like EV regulations and government strategies, investing in EV technology, localisation of EV manufacturing and infrastructure creation: challenges and opportunities and B2B adoption of electric vehicles – future of responsible business.
When asked about the major challenges for consumer adoption of electric vehicles, Sohinder Gill, CEO- global business, Hero Eco,noted, “If we, the government and the industry has to make the EV dream happen, the steps that will have to be taken is today.”
WEVS hosted top speakers such as Anil Srivastava, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog, Sohinder Gill, CEO- global business, Hero Eco, Director-General, SMEV (Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles), Shantanu Jaiswal, Head of India research, BloombergNEF, India, D. G. Salpekar, chief general manager, Energy Efficiency Services Limited and Rajeev YSR, head of corporate strategy and Electric Vehicle business for Gati to name a few.
Innovative business models, battery charging infrastructure
While talking about EV regulations and government strategies, Harkiran Sanjeevi, Deputy Director General for NITI Aayog added, “A lot of sporadic initiatives have been taking place in the Indian EV space, however, it needs to be coordinated, which is why the role of the state-level nodal agencies becomes very critical to map out charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in India.”
As Indian automobile manufacturers are starting to nurture the acceptance of going electric by pushing for more investments in e-mobility, the agenda for WEVS encompassed dialogues on innovative business models, battery charging infrastructure and industry analysis from top public and private automotive companies, lithium-ion battery manufacturers and mobility service providers such as Bridgestone, Hero Electric, Gati, Wipro and NTPC among others.
Vijay Jaiswal, Director, Automotive and Electric Mobility, Government of Telangana, commented, “Every EV not sold is one Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) sold.”