Sustainable automotive technologies: the road ahead for e-mobility
The Indian automotive industry is witnessing a profound change with the exponential growth of the e-mobility market. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the economy, it triggered a decrease in consumer purchasing power and disrupted supply chains, leading to an overall economic slowdown, which wreaked havoc in the industry. While the diesel and petrol segments were the worst hit, one sector showed surprising resilience to the pandemic - EVs. The primary objective behind the government’s set-up of at least one e-charging station at each of the fuel pumps across the country is a required boost to electric vehicle (EV) uptake. The number of EVs on the road in India has also started to increase and this has necessitated attention from all stakeholders – original equipment manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and utility players.