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National Conference & Awards

Theme: EV Industry @ 2030: Future Roadmap

Thursday 19th May, 2022 | Shangri La Eros, New Delhi


10:00 - 11:00 am: Plenary Session:

(Policy Initiatives Transiting Towards The EV Mission)

Highlights:

  • Role of Union & State Governments
  • National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP)
  • Production-Linked Incentive Schemes (PLI)
  • Skilling the new EV workforce
  • Taxes & Duties

Chaired by: Shri Paresh Goyal, Director, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India

Moderator: Shri Saurabh Agarwal, Partner EY


Panel Discussion:
  • Mr. Akihiro Ueda CEO, Terra Motors India
  • Ms. Jyoti Gulia, Founder, JMK Research & Analytics
  • Shri Nehal Singh Bajwa, Head Auto, Invest India
  • Dr Rajeev Singh, Partner Deloitte India

11:00 - 11:15 am: Tea/Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:50 am: Special Session
11:15 – 11:20 Opening Remarks Shri Sohinder Gill, Director General, SMEV
11:20 – 11:30 Presentation by Shri Som Kapoor, Partner EY
11:30 – 11:40 Address by Ms. Mahua Acharya, CEO & MD, CESL
11:40 – 11:50 Address by Dr. Rene Van Berkel, Representative, UNIDO India
11:50 – 11:55 Vote of Thanks Shri Ajay Sharma, SG, SMEV
12:00 - 01:15 pm: INAUGURAL SESSION Speakers
12:00 – 12:05 Welcome Address Shri Naveen Munjal, President SMEV
12:05 – 12:15 Special Address Shri Jasmine Shah, Hon’ble Vice Chairperson, Dialogue & Development Commission of Delhi.
12:15 – 12:25 Keynote Speaker Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
12:25 – 12:35 Guests of Honor Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Heavy Industries Govt. of India (TBC)
12:35 – 12:45 Gen. (Dr) V K Singh Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India
12:45 – 12:55 Chief Guest Dr. M N Pandey, Hon’ble Union Minster, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Govt. of India (TBC)
12:55 – 01:10 Release of EY-SMEV Report & SMEV Awards 2022
01:10 – 01:15 Closing Remarks Shri Sohinder Gill, DG SMEV
01:15 - 02:00 pm Networking Lunch

10:00 - 11:00 am: Plenary Session:

(Policy Initiatives Transiting Towards The EV Mission)

Highlights:

  • Role of Union & State Governments
  • National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP)
  • Production-Linked Incentive Schemes (PLI)
  • Skilling the new EV workforce
  • Taxes & Duties

Chaired by: Shri Paresh Goyal, Director, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India

Moderator: Shri Saurabh Agarwal, Partner EY


Panel Discussion:
  • Mr. Akihiro Ueda CEO, Terra Motors India
  • Ms. Jyoti Gulia, Founder, JMK Research & Analytics
  • Shri Nehal Singh Bajwa, Head Auto, Invest India
  • Shri Sohinder Gill, Director General, SMEV

11:00 - 11:15 am: Tea/Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:50 am: Special Session
11:15 – 11:25 Presentation Shri Som Kapoor, Partner EY
11:25 – 11:35 Address by Ms. Mahua Acharya, CEO & MD, CESL
11:35 – 11:45 Address by Dr. Rene Van Berkel, Representative, UNIDO
11:45 – 11:50 Vote of Thanks Shri Ajay Sharma, SG, SMEV
12:00 - 01:15 pm: Inaugural Session Speakers
12:00 – 12:05 Welcome Address Shri Naveen Munjal, President SMEV
12:05 – 12:15 Special Address Shri Jasmine Shah, Hon’ble Vice Chairperson, Dialogue & Development Commission of Delhi.
12:15 – 12:25 Keynote Speaker Shri Giridhar Aramane, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of Inda (TBC)
12:25 – 12:35 Guests of Honor Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Heavy Industries Govt. of India (TBC)
12:35 – 12:45 Gen. (Dr) V K Singh Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India
12:45 – 12:55 Chief Guest Dr. M N Pandey, Hon’ble Union Minster, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Govt. of India
12:55 – 01:10 Release of EY-SMEV Report & SMEV Awards 2022
01:10 – 01:15 Closing Remarks Shri Sohinder Gill, DG SMEV
01:15 - 02:00 pm: Networking Lunch

02:00 - 03:00 pm:

Session: Manufacturing, Standardisation & EV Charging Ecosystem

Highlights:

  • Evolution of Technology & Standardisation
  • Components Manufacturing
  • Battery Manufacturing, Swapping & Management Guidelines
  • Solutions for EV Battery Safety

Chaired by: Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Director & Head - Corporate Strategy, Indian Oil Corporation, IOC

Moderator: Ms. Akshima Ghate, Senior Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute


Panel Discussion:
  • Mr. Robert Lamanna, Dy. GM, BAE Systems US
  • Shri Mayuresh Patil, Acctt. Manager, Parker Lord
  • Shri Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director IESA
  • Shri A A Deshpande, Senior Deputy Director, ARAI
  • Shri Awadhesh K Jha, Executive Director, Fortum India
  • Dr K C Wadhwa, Associate Director CFEES-DRDO

03:00 - 04:00 pm:

Valedictory Session: Banking on EVs in India

Highlights:

  • India’s EV Transition and the Role of Finance
  • Benefits from Financial subsidies and Non-Financial Incentives
  • Bringing EV loan under Priority Sector Lending
  • Role of Banks and Lending Institutions in Retail

Chaired by: Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Director Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India (TBC)

Moderator: Shri Hemal N Thakkar, Director CRISIL Ltd.


Panel Discussion:
  • Shri Gagan Sidhu, Director Centre for Energy Finance
  • Shri Saket Mehra, Partner & Auto Sector Leader, Grant Thornton Bharat
  • Shri Jayateertha V Jainapur, General Manager SBI (Retail Assets- Personal Banking)
  • Shri Randheer Singh, Director NITI Aayog

04:00 pm: Concludes with Networking Tea/Coffee


Hon’ble Minister’s Talking Points


Namaskar ji,

Dr. M N Pandey, Hon’ble Union Minster, Ministry of Heavy Industries,
Shri Kishan Pal Gurjar, Hon’ble Minister of State for ministry of Heavy Industries,
Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
Shri Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson, Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi
Shri Naveen Munjal, President, SMEV
Shri Sohinder Gill, Director General, SMEV


Ladies and gentlemen…

A very good afternoon to all of you.

I thank Shri Naveen Munjal President SMEV, for extending me the invitation for todays Conference & Awards on Electric Vehicles.

I also congratulate the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) for championing the cause of Electric Vehicles Manufacturers and becoming their voice in India since 2009.

The Union Government is brining major changes in the transport sector and their effects will soon be visible on the ground, the government is promoting electric vehicles and new technology.

The economic situation is continuously getting stronger, he said that in the coming times the picture of changing India will be in front of the public.

The Government will announce 'quality-centric' guidelines for manufacturers of electric vehicles (EVs) while also warning them of heavy penalties in case of negligence.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) had constituted an expert committee to examine EV manufacturing issues, especially those related to two-wheelers, and make recommendations to be added to the upcoming guidelines.

We would advise the EV companies to act responsibly by identifying and recalling defective batches without waiting for orders or the guidelines from the ministry.

We have constituted an Expert Committee to enquire into these incidents and make recommendations on remedial steps.

Based on the reports, we will issue necessary orders on the defaulting companies. We will soon issue quality-centric guidelines for Electric Vehicles.

Meanwhile, companies may take advance action to recall all defective batches of vehicles immediately. Our government is committed to ensure safety of each and every commuter.

The thermal efficiency of lithium-ion batteries will be thoroughly tested. Several officials at MoRTH acknowledged that existing regulations are not enough to cover certain technicalities of EVs in India as the current rules are mostly designed for internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.

Having a set of quality-check regulations for manufacturing of EVs is necessary because India has set a target of 80 per cent EV sales penetration for two-and three-wheelers, 70 per cent for commercial vehicles, 40 per cent for buses, and 30 per cent for private cars.

Rapid strides in technology and green fuel will reduce the cost of electric automobiles, bringing them at par with petrol-run vehicles in the next two years.

There is a need to shift to cost-effective indigenous fuel and hoped that this fuel will be a reality soon, bringing the pollution levels down and improving the overall situation even in Delhi.

I can say within maximum two years, the cost of electric scooter, car, autoricksahw will be same as petrol-driven scooter, car, autorickshaw. Prices of lithium-ion battery are coming down. We are developing this chemistry of zinc-ion, aluminium-ion, sodium-ion batteries.

If the US-based manufactures of electric vehicles are looking at investing here, then the companies stand to gain overall, with India being a democratic and having a vibrant market, but those company must not import cars from China.

We had approached Tesla to first start manufacturing its iconic electric vehicles in India before any tax concessions can be considered.

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, is committed to ensuring the faster adoption of Electric Vehicles in India. We are also committed to ensuring faster development of world class roads and highways with last mile connectivity which will enable the over goals for making Indian transit to greener technologies for mobility in the near future.

I take this opportunity to congratulate and convey my best wishes to all the winners of todays awards.

I note that some of the finest experts and institutions on Electric Vehicles are present here todays Conference.

I would like to congratulate the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), for organizing todays meaningful National Conference and Awards on Electric Vehicles, particularly at a time when we are all witnessing the phenomenon of global warming and rise in temperature across the world.

I would also urge the EV Industry to share their concerns & issues through the SMEV. We at the Ministry would be happy to take them forward.

With these words, I once again thank Shri Naveen Munjal, President SMEV for extending me the invitation for todays function and I look forward to many more meaningful interactions in the future.


Thankyou & Jai Hind.