The country is on the cusp of a creating a viable ecosystem for electric vehicles that have gained rapid acceptance globally. And to deliberate on this hotly-debated topic, Auto Tech Review – India’s only technology focused magazine – is conducting 2018 – a day-long conference-cum-mini exhibition at Radisson Blu Plaza, New Delhi on September 19, 2018. The event will see industry experts throw diverse perspectives about the electromobility ecosystem. 2018 will delve into key questions confronting the three most critical areas of the electric vehicle industry - advanced batteries, charging technologies and electronics across three concurrent technology tracks. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this one-of-a-kind event!

About Us

Auto Tech Review is India’s first and by far, the only automotive technology magazine, focused on the growing automotive engineering industry and community. The monthly magazine takes a 360-degree approach to journalism, and disseminates information and knowledge through its print, online & digital platforms. Primarily focused at the technology-oriented management in the automotive industry, Auto Tech Review has in-depth technical articles that give an exclusive insight into progress in automotive engineering, technology and innovation. The magazine covers the entire gamut of the industry, including passenger cars, commercial vehicles, two- and three-wheelers, suppliers, the research fraternity and the academia. Apart from being one of the most respected and recognised B2B automotive publications in the country today, Auto Tech Review also boasts of a strong and growing readership base in international markets, with subscribers currently in 50+ countries. Our readership includes professionals in the automotive industry, researchers, government authorities, libraries and students.

Auto Tech Review is published by Springer Nature, a leading global research, educational and professional publisher. The 175-year-old company is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s most influential journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The magazine is based on ATZ of Germany, a magazine founded in 1898, and currently the oldest existing automotive magazine in the world.

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India’s most holistic conference on the electromobility ecosystem.


Chairman’s Message

Mr Vikram Gulati

Country Head & Vice President (EA), Toyota Kirloskar Motor

Mr Vikram Gulati is currently working as Country Head & Vice President (External Affairs) at Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Limited (TKM). He is a post-graduate in Chemistry from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University and also holds a management degree from the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.

Mr Gulati also served as a civil servant and has had over 22 years of varied experience working in the government across various capacities. He worked in the Ministry of Railways and Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), where his key responsibility was focusing on the automotive sector, where he was actively involved in shaping the electric mobility initiative and framing the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020.

The past couple of years have witnessed impetus being created for electric mobility, with global sales of electric vehicles gaining momentum, policy statements being made worldwide, OEMs making announcements about their plans, new business models evolving and the emergence of many start-ups in this domain.

There are promising technologies that have the potential to significantly alter the future pace of electric mobility. However, many of these still require substantial resources, efforts and time for their successful commercialisation. At this point of time, we are still a fair distance away from a sustainable EV industry and most challenges still remain to be surmounted.

This is especially so in the case of emerging economies. In view of unique requirements and context, India has to adopt strategies and choose policy directions that are best suited for the country’s national interests – in terms of attaining maximum societal benefits with use of optimal resources. Although many techno-economic projections are available, uncertainties around pace and impact of technological disruptions continue to make crystal ball gazing a very difficult task. In addition to the problem of forecasting ambiguity, a holistic approach towards many important issues is still elusive.

Auto Tech Review has been conducting the most comprehensive automotive technology-centric seminars in India and now will be organising the first edition of on 19 September, 2018. 2018 will delve into key questions confronting the three most critical areas of electric vehicle industry viz. advanced batteries, charging infrastructure and electronics manufacturing. The seminar intends to bring in perspectives both from the latest global technological developments and the unique challenges that confront India in these areas.

In order to have in-depth, meaningful and comprehensive treatment of the complex issues in these three important domains, 2018 will have concurrent sessions on these three themes, wherein the issues will be deliberated with a holistic – 360 degree perspective. The participants will have a choice to deep dive in the domain of their choice, and towards the end also benefit from the summary of proceedings of the other concurrent sessions as also gaining from the perspectives of key policy makers and leading industry doyens.

On behalf of the organising team, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to join us in New Delhi for the 1st conference and exhibition. Look forward to your support and participation.

Meet Our Co-Chairs

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Mr Kartik Gopal

Independent Consultant

Mr Kartik Gopal helps companies leverage business opportunities at the intersection of energy, mobility and connectivity. As an independent consultant, he advises companies on technology and business strategy in electric vehicle and energy storage domains. Prior to this, he served as Chief Operating Officer – Electric Mobility Business at Greaves Cotton Ltd and earlier, as Head – Strategy and Business Planning at Mahindra Electric. He led the development of connected car technologies for India’s first connected car and the introduction of electric vehicles into three market segments for the first time ever in India. He has over 22 years of global work experience. He holds a masters degree in management from Stanford and in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur.

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Sajid Mubashir

Scientist G, Department
of Science & Technology, Govt of India

Mr Sajid Mubashir is Scientist G in Department of Science & Technology. He is member-secretary for the (new) DHI-DST Technology Platform for Electric Mobility (TPEM), which will implement demand-driven R&D/ Roadmap based programme to develop technologies in: Battery & Charging Infrastructure; Vehicle Systems Integration; Electrical Components; Materials & Manufacturing. Most of the R&D Projects will be in Public-Private-Partnership mode, as Consortia Projects. The Mission will also establish half dozen major Centers of Excellence in Electric Mobility research. Earlier assignments were: Member R&D at the National Automotive Board (NAB), Department of Heavy Industry (last 2 years); Collaborative Automotive R&D (CAR) Program (2004-2010), and Home Grown Technology Program (HGT) – 1997-2005.

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Dr K Balasubramanian

Director, Nonferrous Materials Technology Development Center (NFTDC)

Dr K Balasubramanian graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur with a BTech in Metallurgical Engineering in 1982. While working toward his PhD at McMaster University, Canada under the ALCAN fellowship, he specialised in thermodynamics of materials and thermo kinetics of processes and also served as teaching faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. In 1990, Dr Balasubramanian returned to India to set up a unique materials research lab in India called the Nonferrous Materials Technology Development Centre (NFTDC). Dr Balasubramanian has published nearly 60 papers in international journals, holds five patents and has guided many for PhD in materials, processes, pattern recognition, knowledge management and reconstructive surgery. He is also a mentor for other institutions in setting up enabling technology centres, centres of excellence and autonomous research entities.

Key Discussion

Key Discussion Points

  • Advanced batteries
  • New battery chemistries
  • Disruptive battery management
  • Battery packs
  • Battery swapping
  • Capacitors
  • Cathode & anode materials
  • Connectors
  • Electrochemistry
  • Lead-acid battery
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Manufacturing equipment
  • Measurement
  • Power electronics
  • Control electronics
  • Power management/ BMS
  • Raw materials
  • Semiconductors
  • Software tools
  • Testing & validation
  • Thermal Management

Who Should Attend

  • Vehicle Manufacturers
  • Policy Makers & Regulators
  • Vehicle Certification & Validation Agencies
  • EV Start ups
  • Battery Manufacturers
  • Charging Component Manufacturers
  • Auto Parts Makers
  • Semiconductor Manufacturers
  • Automotive Electronics Companies
  • Fleet Owners
  • Ride Sharing Companies
  • Energy Companies
  • Oil Companies
  • Alternate Fuels
  • Mobility Researchers & Consultants

Proposed Agenda

“A 360 Degree Perspective on the Electromobility osystem”
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Welcome address
Opening formalities
Setting the context by Conference Chairman
Address by Chief Guest
Keynote Address 1
Keynote Address 2
11:30 am - 12:00 pm REFRESHMENT BREAK
SESSION 1 Track 1 on Batteries Track 2 on Charging Track 3 on Electronics
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Presentation 1 Presentation 1 Presentation 1
Presentation 2 Presentation 2 Presentation 2
Presentation 3 Presentation 3 Presentation 3
Presentation 4 Presentation 4 Presentation 4
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm LUNCH
SESSION 2 Track 1 on Batteries Track 2 on Charging Track 3 on Electronics
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Presentation 5 Presentation 5 Presentation 5
Presentation 6 Presentation 6 Presentation 6
Presentation 7 Presentation 7 Presentation 7
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm REFRESHMENT BREAK
05:00 pm - 05:30 pm
Battery Charging Electronics
Co-Chairperson Co-Chairperson Co-Chairperson
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
R & D perspective
Manufacturing perspective
Engineering perspective
Human Resources perspective
Testing & Homologation perspective
Policy perspective
Valedictory Session
06:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Valedictory Address
7:00 pm - 7:10 pm Vote of Thanks and Closure
7:15 pm onwards Networking Cocktails & Dinner

Our Speakers

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Mr Vikram Kirloskar

Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor
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Mr Kartik Gopal

Independent Consultant
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Mr Sajid Mubashir

Scientist G, Department
of Science & Technology,Govt of India
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Dr K Balasubramanian

Director, Nonferrous Materials Technology Development Center (NFTDC)
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Mr Vikram Gulati

Country Head & Vice President (EA), Toyota Kirloskar Motor
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Mr Anil Yadav

Head of Region Asia , Business Unit Hybrid Electric Vehicle Powertrain Division, Continental AG
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Mr Naveen Munjal

Managing Director, Hero Eco and President, SMEV
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Mr Nikunj Sanghi

President, ASDC
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Mr Sohinder Gill

Global CEO, Hero Eco and Director General, SMEV
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Dr Madhusudan Joshi

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Mr Arghya Sardar

Scientist E, TIFAC
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Mr CV Raman

Senior Executive Director (Engineering), Maruti Suzuki India
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Mr Rafiq Somani

Area Vice President, ANSYS Inc
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Dr Naveen Gautam

Managing Director, HELLA India Automotive
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Mr Guruprasad Mudlapur

Managing Director, Bosch Automotive Electronics
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Dr Debi Prasad Dash

Director, India Energy Storage Alliance
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Mr Anand Deshpande

Sr Dy Director, ARAI
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Dr Tapan Sahoo

Sr VP (Engineering), Maruti Suzuki India
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Dr AK Prakash

Head Advanced Engg, HELLA India Automotive
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Mr Enoch Eapen

Dy Manager, ICAT
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Dr S Gopukumar

Chief Scientist, Electrochemical Power Systems Division, CSIR-CECRI
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Dr Sagar Mitra

Associate Professor, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay
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Mr Ashok Dhivik

CEO, Go GreenBOV
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Mr Ankit Adhiya

Lead Technology Specialist, ANSYS
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Mr Rahul Tongia

Fellow, Brookings India
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Mr Chetan Maini

Vice Chairman, Sun Mobility
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Dr Vineet Dravid

Managing Director, COMSOL India
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Mr Sameera Damle

Technical Sales & Engineering Solutions, ETAS Automotive India
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Mr R Vijayalayan

Manager, Control Design Application Engineering, MathWorks India
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Mr Maxson Lewis

Managing Director, Magenta Power
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Mohamadali Sah

Product Line Manager at Vector Informatik GmbH
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Mr Awadhesh Kumar Jha

VP - Charge & Drive & Sustainability, Fortum India
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Mr Gurudevan Devarajan

Engg Services Engineering Manager - System Simulation and Modeling, Siemens Industry Software India
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Mr Naga Satyam

Executive Director, Goldstone BYD
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Mr Akshay Kashyap

Founder and Managing Director, Greenfuel Energy Solutions
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Mr Anil Srivastava

Adviser (Transport) & DG, DMEO, NITI Aayog
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Ms Neeti Sarkar

CEO & Project Director, NATRiP
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Mr Abhay Bakre

Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power, Government of India
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Mr Ayush Lohia

CEO, Lohia Auto Industries
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Mr Arpit Agarwal

Principal, Blume Ventures

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FOR INDIVIDUALS 10,000 plus 18 % GST
FOR CORPORATES (2-5 DELEGATES) 8,000 plus 18 % GST


September 19, 2018


09:30 am - 07:30 pm


Radisson Blu Plaza, Mahipalpur, New Delhi

Note: This includes welcome refreshments, coffee/ tea breaks,lunch, dinner & cocktails and conference documentation (subject to presenter approvals).