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 EV.tech 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. EV.tech 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!
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.
India’s most holistic conference on the electromobility ecosystem.
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 EV.tech on 19 September, 2018. EV.tech 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, EV.tech 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 EV.tech conference and exhibition. Look forward to your support and participation.
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.
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.
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.
|“A 360 Degree Perspective on the Electromobility osystem”|
10:00 am - 11:30 am
|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
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|R & D perspective|
|Human Resources perspective|
|Testing & Homologation perspective|
06:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|7:00 pm - 7:10 pm||Vote of Thanks and Closure|
|7:15 pm onwards||Networking Cocktails & Dinner|
|FOR INDIVIDUALS||10,000 plus 18 % GST|
|FOR CORPORATES (2-5 DELEGATES)||8,000 plus 18 % GST|
|FOR CORPORATES (MORE THAN 5 DELEGATES)||7,000 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).