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E-Mobility India Forum to be held in New Delhi.

By Simon Warburton 03 Aug 2021

E-mobility to be discussed at India forum.

Messe Frankfurt India is to launch the E-Mobility India Forum on 7 October, 2021 in New Delhi.

The forum will be held using the safety protocols of ‘MFI SafeConnect’, developed by Messe Frankfurt India in accordance with government’s health and safety guidelines.

The panel of E-Mobility India Forum 2021 will comprise EV brand leaders and government officials, including:

  • Naveen Munjal, MD, Hero Electric Vehicle
  • Balbir Singh Dhillon, MD & Country Brand Head, Audi India
  • R.R.K. Kishore, Director – Tech, Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU)
  • Shri. Sudhendu J Sinha, Advisor, Infrastructure Connectivity & Electric Mobility vertical, NITI Aayog
  • Sandeep Bangia, Business Head – EV Charging Ecosystem, Home Automation, ESCO Tata Power
  • Kaushik Madhavan, VP – Mobility, Frost & Sullivan

“Over the past few years, a vast number of start-ups have emerged to work in the EV ecosystem, either in the capacity of manufacturers or service providers, along with some of the leading automotive giants who recognise the potential of e-mobility,” said Messe Frankfurt Asia executive director & board member, Raj Manek.

“With E-Mobility India Forum, Messe Frankfurt India aims to create a platform where automotive players can gain strong insight into the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in India’s path to embrace e-mobility,”

Topics to be discussed during the forum, which will present analysis of the e-mobility segment, include: The conversion to e-mobility, EV incentives, policy challenges and support extended by the government to accelerate electrification.

The forum will also discuss accelerating EV Component Manufacturing Growth through Make in India and a session on EV Infrastructure & Innovative Business Models.

Recently, the Maharashtra government announced its new electric vehicle policy, which aims to achieve a 10% share for EVs in the overall new vehicle registrations by 2025. With the new policy, all electric vehicles (EVs) sold in Maharashtra will be exempted from paying road tax until the tenure of the policy.

The new policy aims at establishing at least one manufacturing unit in the State for producing advanced lithium-ion batteries and proposes setting up 1,500 charging stations in the Mumbai metropolitan region.