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MobilityNXT

ACCELERATING THE SHIFT TO DECARBONISED E-MOBILITY

📆9th of September 2021

🕒3 PM – 7 PM IST

📍 Venue: Virtual Event

About MobilityNXT

MobilityNXT by the Massive Earth Foundation is an interactive forum for investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers and corporates to engage and discuss opportunities in the e-mobility space.

Report: The Global State of EVs in the World

The steep decline in passenger vehicle sales left no effect on the sales of EVs globally. According to the report, a magnificent hike of 41% was seen in the sales of EVs from 2019 to 2020. Major contributions to the electric vehicle sales growth rate during the pandemic came from European Union. While the EU saw a 24% decline in 4W passenger car sales, it witnessed a booming 169% increase in electric vehicle sales at the same time. Other major countries which contributed to the electric vehicle sales were the United Kingdom with an increase of 135% and China with 9%.

The report also highlights detailed statistics of the region-wise EV market of the United States of America, European Union, China, Japan, South Korea, and India. The emphasis of the report stands on:

  • Global 4-Wheeler Electric Vehicle Sales
  • Comparison between 4W Internal Combustion Engine and EV Sales
  • Charging points correlation with EV sales
  • Battery swapping correlation with EV Sales
  • Leading 4W EV Companies (Region-wise)
  • Global 2W EV Brands
  • Global 3W EV Brands
  • Global Heavy Vehicle EV Sales

About Climate Angels Fund:

Climate Angels Fund is an angel investment syndicate platform for pollution reduction and climate tech start-ups. Backed by India’s leading entrepreneurs, VC, Investors for solving pollution and climate change, Climate Angels has its mobility specific investment pools providing a platform to angel investors to invest in exclusive deals which not only fits our mandate but also has a viable exit strategy.

Agenda

1. What will lead to EV adoption in India? (3:10 PM- 3:40 PM)

The FAME plan was launched by the government as part of the National Electricity Mobility Mission Plan. It is aimed at offering a push towards creating a market for the adoption of hybrid and EVs. The program includes all EVs, including two-wheelers, three-wheelers, cars, etc.
The government has planned an outlay of $70.3 million towards propelling the adoption of EVs.
It’s clear that the Indian automotive industry is experiencing a disruption.
India will need strict and relevant energy solutions to become a 5-trillion-dollar economy by 2025. E- Mobility will be gaining traction, but without a balanced mix of policies, infrastructure, and market penetration, we may still be lamenting even in 2031.

Anil G

Co-founder & COO, Bounce

Kartik Gopal

Senior Industry Specialist- EV, IFC

Kartik Hajela

Co-Founder, Log 9 Materials

Ankit Mittal

CEO, Sheru

Prasanna Singh

Moderator, Managing Editor, SAUR Energy International

2. Kickstarting EV: Supply Chain (3:40 PM – 4PM)

As electric vehicles become serious business for OEMs, they are reassessing their battery supply and manufacturing bases, putting their eggs in multiple baskets and taking more control of the process.
Lithium-ion battery technology is critical to improving the driving range of electric vehicles and to reducing the costs of plug-in, rechargeable powertrains compared to ICE vehicles. However, with demand for EVs rising faster than predicted before the Covid-19 pandemic, the supply and cost of materials like lithium and cobalt have tightened, while many vehicle manufacturers have become dependent on a few lithium-ion battery suppliers.
Developing a robust and flexible EV supply chain will increasingly be a competitive advantage in the race for vehicle electrification.

Atul Arya

Head – Energy System Division Panasonic India

Commander KV Narsimham (retd)

, Co-founder & COO, Quanteon Powertrain

Christie Fernandez

Founder,
Sooorya EV

Akshay Singhal

Co-Founder, Log 9 Materials

Akshay Kashyap

Managing Director,
Greenfuel Energy

Sumeet Singh

Moderator, Managing Partner, Climate Angels

3. Swapping vs Charging: What will be the Winner? (4:00 PM – 4:25 PM)

Energy distribution infrastructure will boom as time advances and both battery charging & swapping will be given their due preference. Standardization and fast charging will become mainstream. The charging conundrum will then shift from adoption to optimization and synchronization of the already built.
EV in India is still at its inception and is set to grow, offering avenues of innovation in engineering, technology and business models. We are yet to discover the real winner of this sector or will they coexist and complement each other.

Chandrashekhar Bhide

CEO, Lithion Power

Shikhar Sharma

Co-founder, Sheru

Pulkit Khurana

CEO, Battery Smart

Aayushi Jain

VP, Head, Strategic Relations, MoEVing

Shailesh Vickram Singh

Moderator
Founder, Massive Mobility

4. Building Charging Infra (4:25PM – 5PM)

The transition to electric mobility is a promising global strategy for decarbonizing the transport sector. India is among a handful of countries that support the global EV30@30 campaign, which targets to have at least 30% of new vehicle sales be electric by 2030.

An accessible and robust network of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is an essential prerequisite to achieving this ambitious transition.

Join us to discuss the characteristics and needs of this dynamic EV market as these periodically evolve into a newer market.  

Vish Ganti

VP of Product Management
AutoGrid

Raja Gayam

Founder & CEO,
Gayam Motor Works

Awadhesh Kumar Jha

Vice President,
Fortum Charge & Drive

Chintamani Sardesai

Business Leader & Strategist in EV

Chaitanya Kanuri

Manager, Electric Mobility, WRI

Animesh Srivastava

Moderator
CTO, Massive Mobility

5. Policy Beyond Subsidy (5:00 PM – 5:30 PM)

While policies and schemes like FAME I and FAME 2, the PLI Scheme, and the Scrappage Policy encourage the use of EVs and incentivize manufacturers the fact remains that battery technology has still not advanced enough.

As businesses begin to invest in the transition, they often find themselves in new and unfamiliar territory, where legacy regulations don’t provide the intended social benefits but instead often become bottlenecks to growth. Resolving these challenges will require immense collaboration between policy-makers and businesses from all over the mobility sector between automakers, power companies and real estate developers for example.

It is a collaborative effort between those three sectors which has the potential to accelerate infrastructure deployment as well as strengthen the business case for efficient electric fleets, effective space management that underlies them, charging network creation and grid management.

Amit Bhatt

Executive Director,
WRI

Shijoy Varughese

Consutant, RMI India

Ravindran Nambiar

President-International Business
WardWizard Innovations
and Mobility Ltd

Jasmeet Khurana

Manager, REmobility

WBCSD

Ashpreet Sethi

Communications Manager, RMI India

5. Fireside Chat with Sumit Mittal, Chief Financial Officer, GreenCell Mobility

GreenCell Mobility (GreenCell) has been leading pan-India shared electric mobility player, by leveraging global experience, developments in e-mobility technology, and the Government of India’s strong push for electrification of transportation in India. GreenCell is backed by Green Growth Equity Fund (GGEF) managed by Eversource Capital.

EverSource Capital is a 50:50 joint venture between Everstone Group & Light Source Bp .GGEF is established with anchor investments from the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) backed by the Government of India and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Government of UK, BP & Green Climate fund & FMO .

6. Fireside chat with Mr Deepak Jain, CFO, Ather Energy

Deepak’s experience in leading teams and integrating manufacturing and business
processes play a key role in Ather’s aggressive expansion plans. A finance leader with exposure to large multi-location and transnational revenues, Deepak Jain joined Ather Energy as the Chief Financial Officer in November 2019. Deepak brings over 22 years of experience across global brands like First Advantage, Apple India, P&G and Gillette. He joined Ather after a five-year stint at First Advantage as CFO for their India Business.
Specialising in conceptualizing, leading and executing business expansion strategies in manufacturing, trading and services business environments, Deepak began his career at E&Y before moving on to Gillette and Procter & Gamble, where he took on key leadership roles in distribution modelling & sales finance. In 2010, he joined Apple India as the CFO and led the finance team during a period of exponential growth for five years.

7. Investors round table: Where is the alpha in EV? (6:15 PM – 6:45 PM)

While policies and schemes like FAME I and FAME 2, the PLI Scheme, and the Scrappage Policy encourage the use of EVs and incentivize manufacturers the fact remains that battery technology has still not advanced enough.

As businesses begin to invest in the transition, they often find themselves in new and unfamiliar territory, where legacy regulations don’t provide the intended social benefits but instead often become bottlenecks to growth. Resolving these challenges will require immense collaboration between policy-makers and businesses from all over the mobility sector between automakers, power companies and real estate developers for example.

It is a collaborative effort between those three sectors which has the potential to accelerate infrastructure deployment as well as strengthen the business case for efficient electric fleets, effective space management that underlies them, charging network creation and grid management.

Sumeet Singh

Managing Partner, Climate Angels

Siddharth Mehta

Principal, Shell Ventures

Vineet Agarwal

Investments, Antler

Vatsal Kanakiya

Principal & CTO, 100x.vc

Kartik Chandrashekhar

Partner, Sangam Ventures

Ashish Taneja

Managing Director, GrowX Ventures

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Why Now?

COVID-19 has not only exposed our frailty and vulnerability but has also undoubtedly changed the world into a before and after era. Talking beyond the economic fallout, as we lumber out of the situation, almost everything would have changed – be it the way we transport people or goods, or the manner in which we do our business, the way we manufacture things. In all this, the virtual world and the world of technology have upped their importance.

Electrification and e-mobility solutions are key enablers for reducing CO2 emissions. E-mobility will play a key role in solving many of the challenges we face today with regard to energy use and urbanization.

There is still significant uncertainty as to when the actual, large-scale adoption of electric vehicles will occur.

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