ICAT and IESA Bring 3rd International EV Conclave

ICAT and IESA Bring 3rd International EV Conclave

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) and International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) are jointly organising the 3rd International EV conclave on Aug 9, 2019.


The Electric Vehicle (EV) sector is rising in India and after the sops announced in Budget 2019, it can be a game-changer for the industry. The infrastructure development of (EVs) has become the need of the hour even though being at a nascent stage. Global companies are expressing immense interest in this space. In this regard, the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) and International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) are jointly organising the 3rd International EV conclave on Aug 9, 2019. This will be a unique platform to interact, discuss & network with Auto OEMs, Battery Manufacturers, charging Infra providers, Power train, BMS, EV Software providers & government officials. All participants will be part of ICAT Lab visit to see battery validation and electric vehicle testing facility.

Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises will inaugurate the EV Conclave while Pravin Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) will be the Guest of Honour for the inauguration session.

The conclave will focus on topics such as EV Market, Policy & Tender Overview, Industry Challenges & Opportunities, Charging Infrastructure & Battery Swapping, EV Ecosystem, EV Battery Validation, Approval, Testing & Certification followed by ICAT lab visit.

Eminent speakers at the conclave include C K Goyal, Vice President – RT, Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System Ltd;  Siddharth Shirole, Director, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML);  Prasanna Patwardhan, Chairperson & MD, Prasanna Purple Mobility;  Sohinder Singh Gill, Director General, SMEV;  Vikram Gulati, Country Head & VP (EA), Toyota Kirloskar Motors; Suma M N, Technology Manager, GE; amongst others.

Debi Prasad Dash, executive director, IESA said that as India is entering into a new evolution of EV, there is a strong opportunity for Indian conglomerates to diversify and for global companies to enter Indian EV ecosystem as EV manufacturers, component providers, advance battery suppliers to facilitate charging infrastructure in India.

“This sector will also create new entrepreneurship environment in India and job opportunities with a new skill requirement. IESA estimates the market potential for electric vehicles would be around 77 million till 2030 which translates to cumulative demand of 750 GWh by 2030.”

MOVE – Moving Onwards Vehicle Electrification is a new initiative by IESA to help India move towards vehicle electrification and build a robust ecosystem for EV manufacturing & adoption. IESA is working with various stakeholders in the mobility sector to address barriers and focus on the aspects related to batteries for EVs and charging infrastructure. MOVE’s objective is to drive the interests of the electric vehicle, charging infrastructure and battery manufacturing sector.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.