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Secretary, Heavy Industries, GoI to address 'FICCI Roundtable on Electric Mobility' on 6th June 2023

Jun 05, 2023

FICCI-YES Bank report on India@2047 for Electric Mobility to be released

NEW DELHI, 05 June 2023: FICCI is organising a Roundtable on Electric Mobility on 6th June in New Delhi which will be addressed by Mr Kamran Rizvi, Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Govt of India. Mr Rizvi to deliver special address during the inaugural session and Dr. Hanif Qureshi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Govt of India and Mr Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha, Adviser, NITI Aayog will also address and interact with various leaders and stakeholders from the Electric Mobility sector. Over 150 industry delegates including CEOs, CTOs, CXOs representing 2W, 3W, 4W, commercial vehicles, battery, battery raw materials, charging infrastructure and financiers segments of EV sectors are participating in the roundtable.

Key prominent industry players participating and speaking in the roundtable include: Ms Sulajja Firodia Motwani, Chair, FICCI Electric Vehicle Committee and Founder & CEO, Kinetic Green Energy & Power Solutions Limited; Mr Manish Sharma, Chair FICCI Electronics & White Goods Committee and Chairman Panasonic Life Solutions India & South Asia; Mr Mahesh Babu, Chief Executive Officer, Switch Mobility Ltd and Chief Executive of SWITCH Mobility, India; Mr Shailesh Pathak, Secretary General, FICCI; Mr Rahul Bharti, Executive Director- Corporate Affairs, Maruti Suzuki India Pvt Ltd, Mr Sushant Naik, Global Head- Government and Public Affairs, TATA Motors Ltd; Mr Ravneet S. Phokela, Chief Business Officer, Ather Energy; Mr Atul Arya, Director-Energy Systems Division, Panasonic Life Solutions Limited; Mr Darshit Jaju, Head - Battery and Renewable Energy, Hindalco Industries Limited, and others.

The roundtable comes in the wake of several initiatives taken by Government of India and State governments to promote electric mobility sector which has huge potential in India, with the government setting ambitious targets of 30 per cent electric vehicles penetration by 2030 for the adoption of electric vehicles in the country. The government so far has taken proactive measures to promote the use of electric vehicles in the country and to promote local manufacturing for EV and their components. FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles) has been the flagship scheme for the sector that has helped in the last few years to generate demand for EVs. The scheme is now in its last year of implementation, and it would be timely to discuss with the stakeholders its journey so far and the way forward; especially considering that the penetration of EV in India has not even reached 5 per cent, and some more support by the Government and investments by the industry are required to reach the targeted 30 per cent levels in next 5 years.

FICCI Electric Vehicle Committee has also laid down a long-term vision and strategy for the EV sector for the next twenty-five years along with YES Bank Ltd which will be released during the inaugural session by Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Govt of India. The report sets out priorities and actions for companies in the automotive sector and suggests where and how state and central governments could help enable and accelerate progress.  

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