Auto Expo Electric Mobility Pavilion: ‘Energy! Use It or Lose It’
At Auto Expo 2014 – The Motor Show, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Mr. Praful Patel inaugurated the Electric Mobility Pavilion, which exhibit Maruti Suzuki Swift RE, Toyota Kirloskar Camry Hybrid, Tata Motor’s Iris and Magic, TVS Motors E-Scooter and E-3Ws, Hero Eco E-Scooter, Mahindra & Mahindra E2O and Maxximo. On display are Hybrid Automobile concepts.
Mr. Vinod Dasari, Vice President of SIAM and Managing Director, Ashok Leyland Limited said “As a result of growing GDP, India’s primary energy consumption is expected to increase by 70% in the next ten years. The gap between domestic crude oil production and consumption is widening, leading to increase in imports and consequent impact on the trade deficit. Thus, Electric Mobility Pavilion will set a milestone to create awareness amongst consumers. This has come as a part of the composite communication strategy espoused under the National Mission on Electric Mobility.”
“Test drive of these electric vehicles will allow consumers to have a real life feel of these technology vehicles. This initiative shows commitment from both industry and Government of India towards sustainable mobility” he added.
Electric Mobility Pavilion showcases hybrid/ electric technology and vehicles with the objective to demonstrate the level of industry’s readiness when it comes to National Mission for Electric Mobility (NMEM) schemes. In its realm NEMMP 2020 sees Government interventions to transform the future which upholds lower dependence on fossil fuels, increased energy efficiency of vehicles and a means to get closer to cleaner transportation through sustainable renewable energy generation.