Developing Sustainable and Innovative Business Models for Battery or Energy as a Service

India mulls battery swapping for electric vehicles as an alternative to set up charging stations as it looks to spur adoption of cleaner transport. But the plan may run into hurdles. EV sales in India are picking up, especially for two- and three-wheelers, on account of incentives offered for such vehicles and costlier fuel. Still, the nation lags behind other major markets such as China and Europe. EV sales in Asia’s third-largest economy account for 1% of the total sales, compared to 30% in some cities of China. High ownership cost and sparce charging network have so far impeded wider adoption of the battery-powered transport.
The major challenges for electric vehicle deployment includes the prohibitive battery cost and a large amount of time required for energy refueling. Although the concept of battery swapping can solve the latter problem, it is difficult to overcome the former problem while ensuring a long-range drive.
In the latest Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “Considering the constraint of space in urban areas for setting up public charging stations (PCS) at scale, a battery swapping policy will be brought out and interoperability standards will be formulated”. The private sector will be encouraged to develop sustainable and innovative business models for ‘Battery or Energy as a Service’. The proposed Battery Swapping policy will introduce disruptive business models such as battery as a service (BaaS), leasing, etc. so that electric two-wheeler and three-wheeler customers need not own the battery, which is about 50% of the total vehicle cost, bringing down the upfront vehicle cost much below the ICE counterparts. Niti Aayog is given the responsibility to roll out EV battery swapping policy in four months.
Keeping the above interest in mind and to submit recommendations/suggestions received from the EV fraternity, we would like to invite you to attend the ASSOCHAM Interactive Conference on “Developing Sustainable and Innovative Business models for Battery or Energy as a Service"  from 11.00-3.00 pm on Tuesday, 26th April 2022 at Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru.
Eminent Speakers invited:
  1. Mr.  Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog
  2. Mr.  Sudhendu Sinha, Adviser (Infrastructure Connectivity & Electric Mobility), NITI Aayog
  3. Mr.  Sajid Mubashir, Scientist G, Department of Science and Technology
  4. Mr.  Naveen Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Electric Vehicles Pvt Ltd 
  5. Mr.  Saurav Kumar, Founder & CEO, Euler Motors
  6. Mr.  Tarun Mehta, Founder, Ather Energy
  7. Mr.  Pawan Mulukutla, Director, Electric Mobility WRI India
  8. Mr.  Chetan Maini, Co-Founder, Vice Chairman at SUN Mobility
  9. Mr.  Ankit Mittal, Co-Founder & CEO, Sheru Enterprise Customer
  10. Ms.  Akshima Ghate, Managing Director, RMI India

For any  further details and to register for the Conference, please contact Ms. Padma B on [email protected] or + 91 99003 38776 or Ms. Tarina Basu on [email protected] or +91 96112 26411

Thu, Apr 28 2022 11:00 AM - 3:00 pm

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