Future Mobility Show 2019: Clean and sustainable future mobility for India

Electric vehicles, shared and connected mobility, and sustainable ecosystem

2019/03/26

Summary

Future Mobility Show 2019
Future Mobility Show 2019

  The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized its 1st Future Mobility Show (FMS 2019) from 26 to 28 February 2019 at BIEC, Bengaluru, India to create clean and sustainable future mobility for India. The event is supported by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India and a large number of leading industry associations. Mobility stakeholders ranging from leading automakers such as Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland etc, across to startups and technology providers like Continental, HELLA, Toray, Dowa etc. assembled under one roof to showcase mobility innovations at the FMS 2019.

  The event was supported by the conference which provides an opportunity for all stakeholders from around the globe including decision makers from industry and government, to come together to discuss, deliberate, and find suitable solutions for a sustainable future mobility for India. Issues such as Make in India, Electric Mobility, Digital Solutions for Future Mobility, Sustainable Ecosystem, Urban Mobility Landscape and Future of Transportation Fuel in India were discussed.

 

Related reports:
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Review of Electric Vehicles and the EV Ecosystem in India (Aug. 2018)

 



Industry leaders discuss about electric vehicles in India

Inaugural Session - Speech by Industry leaders and representatives

  The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. K.J. George, Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industry Government of Karnataka. Mr. K.J. George said that the state government aims to replace 50 percent of petrol and diesel vehicles used by the government staff in Bangalore with electric vehicles by 2019. Karnataka is the 1st state to announce a subsidy on electric vehicles for the sector to bloom under a comprehensive and well-designed Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Policy. Karnataka has been playing a pioneering role in the EV field with India's first ever electric technology manufacturing hub built in Bengaluru by Mahindra Electric and India's first electric vehicle charging stations setup by BESCOM at Bengaluru.


  Mr. C. V. Raman, Senior Executive Director (Engineering and R&D) of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd said that electric mobility, with investment potential of USD 667 billion in India, is a pragmatic reality now and it will change the landscape of mobility in the country. He further added that implementing stricter norms will not solve the pollution problem because there are more than 9 million old vehicles on the roads. That's why, the policy for scrapping vehicles is very important. India will have more than 70 million cars by 2030. At the same time, reduced average speeds in Indian Metro cities will give rise to an increase in CO2 emissions by 20-30%. The policy should also address this issue.


  Mr Vikram Kirloskar Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said that to ensure that India remains at the cusp of innovation in the mobility sector, its work force should be continuously equipped with the latest skills. Greenhouse Gas emissions from transport are anticipated to rise from today's levels by nearly 20 percent by 2030 and close to 50 percent by 2050 unless effective measures are taken. In this context, mobility is critical to India's environment and significant work needs to be undertaken in terms of creating cleaner fuel technologies to ensure that India's future mobility roadmap is sustainable.


  Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General CII said that CII through its taskforce has worked towards attaining policies on securing energy that are sustainable. Some of the key recommendations that CII has put forward include, Market Creation and Adoption, Creating Scale for Make in India, Domestic Manufacturing of Vehicles Components and Batteries, Skill Development, Integration of Renewable Energy into Charging Infrastructure and Measures for Cost Reduction. These recommendations have been put forward to respective ministries and CII is looking forward to working closely with the government in its implementation.


  Mr Manoj Kohli, Storage and Executive Chairman SB Energy (SoftBank Group) said that two major transformations are taking place, one is an energy transformation where preferences have been shifting from fossil to renewable and the second one is a transformation from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. These transformations are very closely linked, which will benefit society in many ways.

 

Make in India: Manufacturing Hub for Auto Industry

Make In India session
Make In India session

  The panelists discussed what steps or initiatives need to be taken by the government and stakeholders so that India can emerge as a world class automobile manufacturing hub. The session also deliberated on how both the government and the industry should work together to enhance the regulatory environment, develop skills in the workforce, fast track infrastructural development, promote research and development, and innovation, as well as enhance supply chain competitiveness levels to create a capable ecosystem to develop India into a world class automobile and automotive value chain manufacturing hub.

  Because electric vehicles are a significant part of the future, the government should support the industry with policies for the promotion of charging infrastructure, electric vehicle components and battery manufacturing with proper tax structures. Electrification should start with hybrid vehicles and electric two-wheelers.

  Panelists advocate high localizations for Indian products. As automotive technologies are moving towards software and semiconductors, the local R&D needs to accommodate to future trends. As 49% of the manufacturing GDP contributes and supports jobs for 32 million people, the workforce needs to be continuously taught the latest skills to adapt to the latest changes.

 

UK Session on Driving Electric Mobility Partnerships through Innovative Strategies

UK session
UK session

  The session named the UK- India Partnership in Driving Electric Mobility through Innovative Strategies, highlights the scope of both the countries working together on policy research, technology partnerships and the exchange of knowledge in a wide spectrum of areas. The session aimed at exploring opportunities to collaborate with Indian state governments, think tanks, businesses and research institutions to develop long term partnerships between India and the UK in the area of electric mobility.

  The panelists deliberated upon innovative implementation of EV charging infrastructure, grid management, battery manufacturing and RE integration, as well as strategic transitioning towards electric mobility. The UK is taking significant strides with regard to electric mobility and has made it an integral part of its transportation policy. The UK's Road to Zero Strategy is one of the most comprehensive plans globally - mapping out how the UK will reach a target for all new future cars and vans to effectively achieve zero-emissions by 2040.

 



Discussions for Future Mobility: Digital solutions, shared and connected mobility, and sustainable ecosystem

Digital Solutions for Future Mobility

Mobility / Market Transformation
Mobility / Market Transformation

  This session saw presentations from automotive software firms like Vector Informatik, Dassault Systemes and MSC Software. At present, the complexity in vehicles is increasing by the day, becoming a part of IoT, which helps to develop new business models for OEMS. The panelist recommends AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform in future for vehicle technology which is a combination of embedded and information technology. Beside from this, the recent trends in the automobile sector like multimodal connectivity, industry 4.0, digital showrooms etc will further increase the use of digital solutions for mobility.

 

Responsible Mobility: Building a Sustainable Ecosystem

  In this session, the stakeholders held discussions on short, medium and long-term policy roadmaps for the nation. India at present is facing issues relating to its population as well as environmental challenges. A robust network of vehicles and transportation systems are essential for progressing society and the economy. India needs to improve infrastructural development with city, state and central government partnerships and develop a mobility ecosystem which is cleaner, cheaper and more sustainable. The country needs to promote technological innovation for creating affordable mobility solutions. The panelist recommends alignment of various initiatives for an integrated view of the country's mobility needs.

Way forward for India Responsible Mobility session
Way forward for India Responsible Mobility session

 

Smart, Shared and Connected Mobility

Smart, Shared and Connected Mobility session
Smart, Shared and Connected Mobility session

  In this session, panelists discussed the strategies to transition to alternative transportation modes to help metropolitan areas reduce traffic congestion and reduce pollution. Convenience, predictability and reliability are the three focus areas when we look at smart urban mobility. In addition to this, it is important to ensure that India moves towards fostering greener, faster and cheaper transportation for all. India need to focus on new innovative concepts like e-highways, light rails etc for last mile connectivity.

  Panelists also raised concerns about average speeds in metropolitan areas. It is estimated that if the number of vehicles are doubled, average vehicle speeds will be reduced by 25%. Traffic congestion is one of the key concerns nowadays, and connected and digital technology can assist with its intelligent traffic management system to ease congestion by predicting traffic status. In addition, safety is another major concern in urban mobility and we must ensure infrastructure and safety for cyclists and pedestrians in order to promote an increased usage of different transport modes.

 

Future of Transportation Fuel in India

  In this session, panelist discussed various new energy solutions and policy initiatives which are required by the government to build an ecosystem to ensure efficient, accessible and affordable mobility based on alternative energy sources. Promotion of clean transport involves increased reliance on cleaner fuels and alternative energy sources. The diversification of energy sources that comes with exploration and exploitation of alternative energy will also improve energy security. India has huge potential in alternative energy sources and the future of mobility will be paved by natural gas, biofuels, electricity and hydrogen etc.

Alternative Fuel of the future Future of Transportation Fuel in India session
Alternative Fuel of the future Future of Transportation Fuel in India session


Electric vehicles and buses: Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Tata, BHEL and Ashok Leyland

Electric Vehicles

Maruti Suzuki India Limited
Suzuki Wagon R EV
Suzuki Wagon R EV

  Maruti Suzuki presented the CNG-powered Celerio Tour H2, Suzuki Solio Hybrid and Wagon R. Maruti Suzuki will be introducing its first all-electric vehicle in the domestic market next year and is already testing the prototype of 50 Wagon R EV, developed by Suzuki, Japan. These vehicles are manufactured at Maruti Suzuki's Gurugram plant. The Solio is a mini hybrid MPV. Maruti Suzuki presented it to showcase its hybrid vehicle technology; however at present there are no plans to launch this product in India.

 

Toyota Kirloskar Motors

  Toyota displayed its "All New Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle". Inspired by The Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), It is powered by a 2.5-liter, 4-Cylinder Gasoline Hybrid Dynamic Force Engine that offers a maximum output of 131kW at 5,700rpm and a maximum torque of 221 Nm at 3,600-5,200 rpm. The hybrid system motor delivers a maximum output of 88kW and a maximum torque of 204.1 Nm.

  Toyota also presented PRIUS PHV and SCION EQ battery electric vehicles, but the vehicles will not be launching in India. It also displayed components for electric vehicles, power control units (PCUs), hybrid transaxles and hybrid batteries.

EV components Toyota Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Toyota Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle EV components

 

Tata Motors

  Tata Motors presented its Tigor EV in the FMS 2019. The car has a 3-phase AC Induction motor which gives output of 30kW at 4,500 rpm. It can achieve a maximum speed of 100 km/h with a range of 130 km.

Tata Tigor EV EV powertrain
Tata Tigor EV EV powertrain

 

BMW India

  BMW displayed its electric vehicle BMW i3s at the FMS 2019. It delivers 184hp power and a maximum torque of 270Nm. BMW India did not comment about launching this car in India.

 

Electric Buses

Bharat Heavy Electric Limited

  Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), one of the largest engineering and manufacturing companies of its kind in India, presented its prototype of an air-conditioned electric bus. It will have a seating capacity of 43. Once fully charged, it will run up to 150km. It also displayed a fuel cell hybrid cart which has zero-emissions.

  BHEL also presented its indigenously developed electric vehicle components like Li-ion battery packs, 67 kW 3 phase AC induction motors for electric vehicles, DC-DC converters, traction controllers for electric vehicles, permanent magnet motors, and 150 kW permanent magnet motors for electric buses.

  BHEL also revealed information about its electric vehicle DC fast charger of 50 kW which was successfully tested in ARAI. It also developed solar based electric vehicle charging stations to promote green mobility.

Electric bus 150 kW permanent magnet motor for electric bus
Electric bus 150 kW permanent magnet motor for electric bus

 

Ashok Leyland
Ashok Leyland Circuit electric bus
Ashok Leyland Circuit electric bus

  Ashok Leyland presented an electric bus named Circuit. The bus has fast charging as well as a swap battery option. It is powered by a Li-ion Battery with 2-Speed Automatic transmission and Permanent magnet synchronous AC Motor. The Circuit is virtually silent, requires very less maintenance compared to the diesel equivalents.

 



Electric three wheelers and two wheelers: Mahindra, Bajaj, Ampere, Emotion, Etron, and Ather Energy

Electric Three Wheelers

Mahindra Electric
Mahindra Treo electric 3-wheeler
Mahindra Treo electric 3-wheeler

  Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd presented lithium ion electric 3-wheeler range Treo and Treo Yaari. It is the first Li-ion 3-wheeler auto developed in India. The Treo boasts a certified range of 170 km.

 

Bajaj Auto

  Bajaj Auto displayed the Qute quadricycle and the electric RE autorickshaw. Bajaj Qute, comes with CNG / LPG fuel options, and the company is also planning to develop an electric powertrain for the same vehicle. It is approved by various state governments for taxi purposes. Its electric rickshaw has range of 120 km and it can attend maximum speed of 45 kmph. It has option of swappable battery.

Bajaj Qute quadricycle Bajaj RE electric rickshaw
Bajaj Qute quadricycle Bajaj RE electric rickshaw

 

Electric Two Wheelers

  At the FMS 2019, many startups for electric two-wheelers displayed their products.

  Ampere Vehicle which was recently acquired by Greaves Cotton presented Zeal, V48 and Rio Li vehicles.
  EMOTION Motor displayed the prototype of its electric bike, which is yet to be approved by ARAI.
  ETRON presented its range of electric two-wheelers which are imported from China.

EMOTION Motor electric bike Ampere Zeal ETRON electric two-wheelers
Ampere Zeal EMOTION Motor electric bike ETRON electric two-wheelers


  Ather Energy displayed the Ather 450 electric scooter. It also presented an EV charger that the company developed in-house.

Ather 450 electric scooter EV charger
Ather 450 electric scooter EV charger


Battery systems and EV chargers: Greenfuel, Cell Propulsion, Delta Electronics, Exicom, JBM and ShinDengen

48V 2kW lithium ion battery pack
48V 2kW lithium ion battery pack (Greenfuel)

  Greenfuel, which has a manufacturing unit in Manesar, India presented its 48V 2kW lithium ion battery pack for application in two and three-wheelers.


  Bangalore based start-up Cell Propulsion presented its technology for AC and DC chargers and battery management systems.


  Delta Electronics India, which has a production plant in Rudrapur, India has presented its solutions for electric vehicle chargers. It displayed wall mount 25 kW DC chargers and 7.4 kW AC mini chargers. It also presented 150 kW DC001 bharat chargers in accordance with Indian specifications.

DC charger and AC mini charger AC charger
AC charger (Cell Propulsion) DC charger and AC mini charger (Delta Electronics)


  Exicom Tele-Systems, with its headquarters in Gurgaon displayed its developments in Li-ion batteries and its full range of AC and DC fast chargers. At the FMS 2019, it presented its solutions for fast chargers and swappable battery technology for two-wheelers.

  JBM auto presented its 60 kW DC charger. Delhi based Power-One Micro Systems presented its DC fast charger.

  A Japanese company ShinDengen presented the wireless charging system. It is a new technology which charges the EV without plug. Vehicles are charged just by parking over a wireless charging pad.

HARMONY fast charger 60 kW DC charger GA Power Box wireless charging system
HARMONY fast charger (Exicom) 60 kW DC charger (JBM) GA Power Box wireless charging system (ShinDengen)


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Keywords
India, Future Mobility Show, Electric, EV, Shared, Connected, ecosystem, Battery, Traction Motor, charger, Wagon R, Camry, Tigor, Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Tata, BHEL, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra, Bajaj, Ampere, Emotion, Etron, Ather Energy, Greenfuel, Cell Propulsion, Delta Electronics, Exicom, JBM, ShinDengen

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