The event is being organised with the objective of bringing together global stakeholders to discuss electric mobility transition, keeping affordability and shared solutions as factors
iTEC India 2019, the International Transportation Electrification Conference, in its third edition, is focussing on the theme of ‘eMobility Solutions for Community.’ The three-day conference will aim at helping the automotive industry understand the requirements of transitioning from conventional vehicles to advanced electrified vehicles. iTEC India 2019 will cover topics concerning components, systems, standards and grid interface technologies, which are all related to efficient power conversion for all types of electrified transportation. The discussion and solutions at the event will be directed towards the establishment of electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles as well as heavy duty, rail and off-road.
iTEC India 2019 is conducting various activities, including keynote addresses; short courses & tutorials; special presentations and interactive panel discussions. Another highlight of the event is the introduction of a new feature – the ‘Ride & Drive’ section that will showcase advanced versions of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. In addition to these activities, the organisers have also put in place an expo for all three days, featuring demos focussed on EV, components, subsystems and systems for all types of electric transportation systems.
A host of topics are being covered at iTEC India 2019. Power electronics and battery technologies will cover electric drivetrain & controls, battery management systems and fuel cells for EVs. Topics will include development of EV architectures for hybrid and full-electric mobility as well as electric range extenders, while EV charging infrastructure will cover smart charging solutions & apps, smart grid, renewable integration, etc. The discussions will also involve standards, policies, and regulations for transportation electrification, along with the evolution of smart materials for EVs, structural design and thermal management. The conference will also deliberate on overcoming the challenges in meeting the country’s Electrification Vision 2030, which requires India-specific solutions. Other related areas of smart and sustainable e-transportation ecosystems, connected & autonomous EVs, fleet deployment of EVs, and battery recycling will be discussed with focus on challenges and solutions.
iTEC India 2019 comes at a critical time when India is planning its transition to electric mobility across the country. This event provides a platform for think-tanks, policy experts, government bodies, OEMs, start-ups and thought leaders to collaborate and identify solutions to various problems concerning adoption of EVs.
Preceding the event, a Hackathon was hosted by iTEC India to address the issue of shifting towards electrified mobility. The Hackathon featured 90 applicants addressing six critical problem solutions. The winning team of the hackathon was ‘Praxians,’ from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, which presented a solution for the problem statement – ‘Making Energy Efficient EVs of the future.’ The team and will be presented a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh at this event. Team ‘Safety First’ from Mahindra Electric emerged runner-ups and will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 50,000 at iTEC India 2019.
iTEC India 2019 is being organised with a strategic objective of bringing together important stakeholders at the global level, to discuss the transition to electric mobility for India, while keeping affordability and shared nature of the solutions as key pegs. The event brings together leaders from IEEE IAS US, SAE International and their Indian counterparts, in addition to thought leaders from across the country, OEMs, start-ups, and other stakeholders. Further, the theme of iTEC India 2019 is keeping in mind India’s rising oil import bill and air pollution. The conference will bring together similar minded professionals, intellectuals and policymakers to discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities in the EV industry.