Messe Frankfurt India drives toward environmentally-friendly future

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Messe Frankfurt India drives toward environmentally-friendly future

Messe Frankfurt India is set to launch E-Mobility India Forum, powered by NGV India Summit, on 7 October 2021 at Le Meridien, New Delhi. The Forum will invite environmental (EV) brands and government dignitaries to address major opportunities and challenges that the country is facing on the path to achieving a complete EV ecosystem.

As the EV industry continues to set its foundation into the Indian automotive ecosystem, the E-Mobility India Forum powered by NGV India Summit will bring a ‘who’s who’ of the industry under one roof. The Forum will be held under the safety protocols of ‘MFI SafeConnect’, developed by Messe Frankfurt India in accordance with the government’s health and safety guidelines.

The panel of E-Mobility India Forum 2021 will comprise of premier EV brand leaders and government officials, including:

  • Naveen Munjal, MD, Hero Electric Vehicle Pvt Ltd
  • Balbir Singh Dhillon, MD & Country Brand Head, Audi india
  • R.K. Kishore, director – Tech, Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU)
  • Sudhendu J Sinha, advisor, Infrastructure Connectivity & Electric Mobility vertical, NITI Aayog
  • Sandeep Bangia, business head – EV Charging Ecosystem, Home Automation, ESCO Tata Power
  • Kaushik Madhavan, VP – Mobility, Frost & Sullivan

Raj Manek, executive director and board member of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd, said: “With E-Mobility India Forum, Messe Frankfurt India aims to create a platform where automotive players can gain strong insight into the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in India’s path to embrace e-mobility.”

Topics to be discussed at the forum include: The conversion to e-mobility, the competition/opportunity created by Tesla’s entry in the Indian market, as well as the EV incentives, policy challenges and support extended by the government to accelerate electrification.

Recently, the Maharashtra government also announced its new electric vehicle policy that aims to achieve a 10% share for EVs in the overall new vehicle registrations by 2025. Under this new policy, all the EVs sold in Maharashtra will be exempted from paying road tax till the tenure of the policy.

The new policy aims at establishing at least one manufacturing unit in the state for producing advanced lithium-ion batteries, and there are proposals to set up 1,500 charging stations in the Mumbai metropolitan region.

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