IESA initiates India Electric Mobility Council (IEMC) to support EV ecosystem
India Energy storage Alliance (IESA), India's leading clean energy and technology alliance, has announced the launching of a dedicated electric mobility and EV Infrastructure platform called 'India Electric Mobility Council' (IEMC). This all-inclusive, technology-agnostic platform will cater to all stakeholders in the EV ecosystem including EV OEMs, components providers, charging infrastructure and battery swapping companies, it said.Although India is in the nascent stages of the EV revolution, the EV sales and adoption is fast and picking up every day. Given that EVs are already one of the fastest-growing vehicle markets, and that Union and state governments have set targets to increase EV adoption in the next decade, the industry needs a single technology-agnostic platform to cater all EV stakeholders.
Mr. Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, IESA, said, "The India Electric Mobility Council (IEMC) initiative by IESA is intended to explore opportunities for India to exploit the potential of R&D and manufacturing of e-mobility technologies and support quicker adoption of clean transport. IEMC will also work with government and various stakeholders to address the barriers and focus on the aspects related to safety & standards, charging infrastructure development, battery swapping, V2G mechanism for India."
He also added that IEMC aims to serve and support more than 100+ EV and infra-related member companies to become the largest EV platform in India by the end of this year.
IEMC will be organizing multiple events including India Battery Swapping roundtable on 12th January, Global EV Battery Safety Forum on 13th January, and a technical tour on 14th January in New Delhi. Last week, IEMC also sent its budget recommendations for the consideration of Union Ministry of Finance, including GST reduction, special scheme for retro fitment and battery swapping, FAME-II extension and setting up EV Innovation centers across India.
IEMC is said to focus its activities on the areas of R&D and innovation in EV space, electric vehicle and related component manufacturing across all vehicle segments (2W, 3W, 4W, Bus and heavy-duty vehicles), charging infrastructure, EV adoption and EV fleet operation, battery swapping, training & capacity building, jobs creation, EV financing & taxation, testing and safety, standards and certification, start-ups & investment, urban air mobility and electric boats, vehicle to grid (V2G) and digitization.
Currently, under IEMC, IESA is working with 50+ EV ecosystem players and various central government bodies, according to the organization.