The future of electric cars in India

Global Mobility Summit 2018

Air pollution and the constantly increasing fuel prices are the growing concern for both the consumers and the car manufacturers in India. Back in 2013, India unveiled ‘National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020’ to address the issues of National energy security, vehicular pollution, and growth of domestic manufacturing capabilities. It is high time Indian vehicle market get an electric makeover




Leading manufacturing companies like Mahindra and Tata have already been working on this idea, but there is a huge area of improvement in the execution process. 

The two main issues are the public interest and the charging stations. The first issue can be easily solved by some R&D and investments. People don’t want an electric car that looks like a blown up toy car which barely runs on the road. They want a good alternative to their petrol/diesel car. The next issue is the availability of the charging stations and the time required to charge the vehicle.

ABB has the solution for this second issue. On Friday 7th September 2018, ABB unveiled their fast charging system that can power an electric car in 8 mins for 200 km.

“For the first time in India, ABB showcased the Terra HP fast-charging system, which can power up a car for 200 km in a single charge in just 8 mins. It is ideally suited for highway rest stops and petrol stations, where the highest power is required to minimize charging time,” an ABB statement said.

The statement continued saying, ABB is helping India to achieve its ambitious goals of moving towards a stronger, smarter and greener grid; advancing industrial development through the “Make in India” initiative; and shifting towards a low-carbon, sustainable transport system.

While inaugurating the two-day global mobility summit on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Our starting point is fresh. We have little of the legacy of resource-blind mobility. This gives us the window of opportunity to create an all-new, seamless mobility eco-system.

On the technology front, our strengths lie in information technology, big data, digital payments, and the internet-enabled shared economy. These elements are increasingly becoming the drivers of the global future of mobility.” “Charged mobility is the way forward. We want to drive investments across the value chain from batteries to smart charging to Electric Vehicle manufacturing. India’s business leaders and manufacturers are now poised to develop and deploy break-through battery technology. We want to build India as a driver in Electric Vehicles.”

Better late than never, the future looks bright for the electric cars in India. Stay tuned for the updates.

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