Industry stakeholders unite to make mission 2030 a success on Environment day

India’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) envisages to put 6 million electric vehicles on roads by 2020 and aims to make the country an all-electric vehicle market by 2030.

With the country gearing up to adopt Electric Vehicles and the country’s think tank NITI Aayog proposing full adoption of electric vehicles by 2030, ETAuto along with Mahindra Electric on environment day organised a one of a kind event - EnvironRise to discuss sustainable models for creating an ecosystem for the adoption of electric vehicles.

The event witnessed speakers from across the industry spectrum, representing Mahindra Electric, Ola Cabs, Zoom Car, Freudenberg, ZF, PricewaterhouseCooper, ICRA, India Smart Grid Forum, Professor LM Das from IIT Delhi and Gul Panang entrepreneur and passionate advocate of electric mobility.

Speaking at the event Mahesh Babu, CEO of Mahindra Electric stated that Mission 2030 is not just the responsibility of the Government, but the onus of making the mission a success lies on all the stakeholders including industry players and citizens.

India’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) envisages to put 6 million electric vehicles on roads by 2020 and aims to make the country an all-electric vehicle market by 2030.

Mahesh Babu added that even though EV penetration in the country is quite low, it is only a matter of time that the penetration will increase.

“Build integrated solutions that allow faster adoption of electric vehicles, ”Greg Moran, founder and CEO of Zoom Cars said while speaking at the event. He added that the country will have to focus on building key infrastructures including charging facilities to propel the mission 2030.

Taking a different line of thought George Graf, CEO of Freudenberg Regional Corporate Centre India stated that using subsidy as a mechanism to promote or facilitate the adoption of EVs would not prove to be fruitful. “To integrate sustainability in mobility awareness will be a key, not a subsidy,” Graf said.

“With the recent government push, car makers are gearing up to shift from hybrid to pure EVs’,” said Anand Deshpande deputy director at ARAI.

According to the government, faster adoption of electric and shared vehicles could not only save $60 billion in diesel and petrol costs but could also help in reducing the carbon emissions by as much as 1 gigatonne (GT) for India by the year 2030.

“Cost of electric vehicles needs to come down drastically in order to achieve mission 2030,” said Abdul Majeed partner at PricewaterhouseCooper India

Globally EV sales are growing by over 85% YoY and are expected to grow at similar levels in the future as well. Norway, for instance, has crossed 15% of total car sales. China, US and UK have shown one of the strongest growth in EVs. It is expected that globally by 2030, there will be 100 million electric cars and 400 million electric two and three wheelers.

Speaking at the event, Nabeel Khan, Editor, ETAuto said,"Vision 2030 for complete electric cars is a step in right direction. while India as a country has enormous challenges on the way towards realising this ambitious target. The Industry and Government should speed up the process immediatly to create a strong foundation- in the direction of availability of lithium and creating infrastructure. "

 

Source : http://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/industry-stakeholders-unite-to-make-mission-2030-a-success-on-environment-day/59013050

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