2nd National Workshop & Exhibition on FAME India, e-mobility
Date: Jul 17 , 2016
New Delhi: Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), along with the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) organised the 2nd National Workshop on FAME India in New Delhi. The workshop provided a platform to various stakeholders to brainstorm and define clear roadmap on different steps required to address various issues faced by Indian automotive value chain towards faster adoption of xEVs.
The Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) and the Department of Science & Technology (DST) have jointly constituted a group, Technology Platform for Electric Mobility (TPEM) to develop technologies and products that specifically address India’s needs for rapid development of Electric Mobility and to develop a global competitive edge.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Mr. Girish Shankar, Secretary (HI), Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, said, “As new technologies continue to emerge in the automotive sector, I feel that the next 10 years would probably see emergence of disruptive changes in the automobile industry. We are witnessing a move from the traditional ICE technology towards hybrids, electrics and other alternative fuels in the global market. FAME India is that effort from our side to ensure that India as a nation embarks on the journey and build sustainable automotive industry especially from the energy and environmental perspective.”
For larger acceptability of EVs Mr. Sunjay Kapur, Chairman STDC, ACMA & Chairman & Managing Director, Sona Koyo Steering Systems said, “I urge the automotive industry to proactively engage and imbibe global trends in developing an ecosystem for e-mobility. To make this possible we also seek Government’s support in helping component manufacturers to access technologies from overseas that are best in class so that India fulfils its vision of achieving global xEV manufacturing leadership and contribute to National fuel security.”
The 2nd National workshop covered various aspects related to FAME India scheme. The workshop gave an overview session covering achievements and challenges faced by various stakeholders like Government, OEMs, Suppliers, Consumers, and Infrastructure providers in realizing the goals of FAME initiative in the first year of implementation. A presentation by PwC provided an outline of xEV value chain along with various opportunities for automotive component manufacturers. The panel discussion among key ministries and industry players helped the audience in gaining insight on various policy levers that government is planning to implement and the next steps which are required for building a robust xEV supply chain in India.