Sustainable E-Mobility charters growth for components
Held on August 5, 2014 at Le Meridien Hotel, New Delhi, 2nd National Conference on Sustainable E-Mobility was organized by both Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). On the top of the list of points discussed were ways and means to harness green energy especially in the auto sector.
National Conference on Sustainable E-Mobility saw experts in the field of green energy chart out a road map for e-mobility progress in India while also drawing attention to the roadblocks it may face along the way. Sharing of best practices and the urgent need to develop and enhance e-mobility in the country was also brought to the fore.
E-mobility in the auto component industry begins right at the auto component stage and changes along the automotive entire value chain. It will see changes right from R&D stage, all the way up to assembly of vehicles. It is the future of auto industry and any unawareness could cause an adverse impact on the auto component industry.
It is with this aim in mind that Prime Minister unveiled National Mission on Electric Mobility in January 2013 while National Board of Electric Mobility was also put in motion to put e-mobility on the fast track.
E-mobility acceptance in India still has a long way to go as compared to other developing countries. This is due to the fact that it not only involves higher costs but also lower driving range, shortage of sufficient charging stations and lack of infrastructure for manufacture. However, with concerted efforts of all involved, these blocks could be overcome as NMEM hopes to ensure 5 to 7 million vehicle by 2020 to add impetus to e-mobility growth in the Indian auto sector.