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E-mobility trends in India: Challenges and Opportunities

India is the 4th largest automotive industry in the world and is rapidly adopting connectivity and other advanced technologies in the mobility segment. The recent approval from the Government of India for the second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric vehicles (FAME 2) is a clear signal of the country’s positive intent in striding towards green mobility.

This document gives a brief summary of the discussions that shed light on the progress of e-mobility in India, pressing challenges and the way forward for e-mobility in the country. E-mobility experts also discuss the technology-driven trends faced by the Indian market and how these will impact mobility behaviour in India.

Read the report for insights on technological trends in the e-mobility space and ways of optimising e-mobility use for everyday life.

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure challenges in India

Charging infrastructure is the backbone for EV adoption in India, in the same way that the Internet is for e-commerce. The Government of India announced an outlay of ₹10,000 crore for FAME 2 to boost E-mobility in India and a total of ₹1,000 crore has been earmarked for setting up charging stations for EVs. Much of the remaining policy are behavioural modifications and demand incentives for end-users. However, the adoption relies heavily on how we crack the chicken and egg situation of charging infrastructure.

This report has insights drawn from EV infrastructure experts representing battery manufacturers, fleet operators, charging service providers, fintech firms as well as the Government of India in a bid to articulate current challenges in adoption of EV vehicles in India.

Read the report for insights on - Should fleet owners go beyond their core competency and deploy charging infrastructure or should the government plan for the demand? What will the numbers look like in 3 years? What business models will be successful?

Shared mobility in India: Trends and Challenges

India is currently witnessing increasing ownership of private vehicles and decreased use of public transportation. These have significant implications on India’s energy consumption, energy security, pollution, congestion, health and safety. However, the country is considered to be at a point of inflection as far as the development of its mobility ecosystem is concerned. Today, we see faster adoption of shared mobility services across the country. Car rental and subscription models are on the rise, with the Indian shared mobility market comprising of more than 2 million vehicles. This is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.7% until 2025.

The IET’s Future of Mobility and Transport Panel brought together a set of shared mobility experts from organisations that help operate pure electric cars as fleets, two-wheelers as a shared mobility service and operationalise fleets of last-mile logistic partners, to articulate the current trend of shared mobility in India and the challenges around it.

Read the report to get answers to your questions regarding: What is the current state of affairs as far as shared mobility is concerned? What are the opportunities in this space? How are we going to tackle the challenges around it?

Opportunities for collaboration in mobility: An Indo Canadian Perspective

Advanced digital manufacturing, cybersecurity and Industry 4.0 are important technologies that are currently disrupting the automotive segment. There are numerous synergies that can be explored for cross-boundary partnerships to boost the transportation sector and create a favourable climate for investment and growth.

In partnership with the High Commission of Canada, IET India conducted a roundtable that focused on diverse perspectives on how the Indian and Canadian automotive industry are gearing towards embracing new-age technology and what new offerings exist for companies based out of countries like Canada.

Read the report to gain insights on how start-ups and MSMEs can diversify their business across India and Canada in the backdrop of Industry 4.0.

Round table on Urban Mobility – The Next Decade

A round table session in Bengaluru with 12 handpicked global experts representing various areas of global mobility ecosystem was organised in October 2019.

The discussion titled ‘Urban Mobility- the Next Decade’ aimed to assess challenges that are preventing the Indian cities from reaching their fullest urban potential.

The discussion was led by Shashi Verma, Director of Strategy and Chief Technology Officer, Transport for London.

View the outcomes from the discussion and a proposed agenda for action for Bengaluru city.