New Delhi: PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing a day-long mega India Electric Vehicle Summit & Expo here on January 19, 2018 to promote and propagate as well prepare industry for a massive roll out of electric vehicles on Indian roads and highways that aims at to finding a suitable replacement for fossil fuel driven automobiles which is a major cause to fermenting the air pollution as per current estimates.
Co-organized by the PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industries (PHD Chamber) and India CSR Network, the Summit reaffirms that the time is now ripe for embracing new vision and technology for greener mobility for better tomorrow.
Shri Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of Science & Technology, Environment, Climate Change, has been invited to be the Chief Guest. Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises, Govt. of India is supporting this event, which under the guidance of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed for converting all vehicles in India to electric mode in next 13 years.
In a statement issued here today, President, PHD Chamber, Anil Khaitan said, “The time is now ripe for embracing new vision and technology for greener mobility for better tomorrow. The day long summit (leadership talk, panel discussion, and exhibition) will focus on sustainable mobility drive amid growing air pollution problem and fossil fuel demand and will be addressed by various regulators, technocrats and captains of Auto and ancillary industry”.
To initiate and move forward towards low-carbon transport ecosystem, the Summit is also designed as a national forum for Electric Vehicle manufacturers, visionary automotive leaders as well as policy makers, innovators, researchers and strategists from around the world to leverage their collective strengths and exchange their information, innovation and knowledge.
“As India needs an environment where global majors in Electric Vehicle space and domestic producers can all gainfully invest, innovate and rapidly scale-up, the national forum will deliberate and discuss pertinent issues of country’s interest.”, said Rusen Kumar, Managing Director, India CSR Network.
The Chamber is of the view that India, being one of the largest and booming economy, this is high time to exchange the ideas on how Indian automotive sector can contribute towards accomplishing India’s vision and priority of replacing conventional vehicles to electric vehicles by the year 2030.
The forum will bring key stakeholders of the emerging electric vehicle market to put their views on key challenges, concerns, and opportunities as well as their agenda on Electric Vehicles. Forum provides comprehensive overview on the electric automobile industry in India. This would also provide useful reference for drawing up new plans, reviewing trends and also in evolving marketing tools and strategies.
Delegates will interact with like-minded firms and stakeholder and discuss important aspect of electric car and two wheelers, commercial vehicle opportunities and trends etc. The summit allows electric vehicle companies to optimize their presence among stakeholders.
The summit is also aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goal of taking actions in providing clean energy and to the Paris Declaration on Electro-Mobility and Climate Change & Call to Action that calls for a commitment as stated, “With varying mandates, capabilities, and circumstances, we commit to advance our work individually as well as collectively wherever possible to increase electro-mobility to levels compatible with a less-than 2-degree pathway.”