“The country needs a lot of hyper local solutions in the EV space because of unique market conditions, temperature, road and dust. We will need local software architects to come up with ideas unique to India. Since India is a powerhouse of software, we are in a good position to develop localised solutions,” mentioned Dattatri Salagame, managing director, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, India.
He mentioned that whereas some states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana have been enthusiastic in giving a push for EV, the governments have to do much more to spice up the traders and patrons sentiment. States can provide incentives reminiscent of waiving toll prices and offering free parking for e-vehicles, and provide subsidised charging stations, he mentioned.
Speaking about the way forward for EV in India and early adopters, Pankaj Vyas, CMD, Siemens Technology India mentioned e-rickshaws and two-wheelers are taking the lead since they needn’t wrestle with vary and route — the 2 elements which might be essential for electrical automobiles. “Public transport comes next, followed by utility vehicles like garbage pickup trucks in the city since they move on a predictable route,” Vyas mentioned.
Passenger automobiles and luxurious automobile segments would be the final one to undertake within the e-mobility house, mentioned Vinay Shenoy, MD, Infineon Technologies India, whereas outlining the 10-year roadmap for EV in India.
The session was held in collaboration with the German Consulate General.