Thursday - 22 November, 2018
Indian Institute of Technology - Guwahati

Building a Nationwide EV Ecosystem: Opportunities in the North East

Join us in Guwahati on 22 November 2018

Building a Nationwide EV Ecosystem: Opportunities in the North East

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About the event

India is an emerging economy that's clocking the fastest growth rate among the large countries. It is also the world's second largest two-wheeler market and the fourth largest car market. Along with the growing global megatrend of electrification India has also embarked on making mass-scale electric mobility a reality.

Within India, the North Eastern region is increasingly gaining focus. Not only as an emerging economy but also because of the immense resources and potential in various sectors. Not a very well known fact is that Assam, the biggest state of North Easter India and the gateway to the region, is increasingly getting active in the sphere of electric mobility. For starters, the state is a major market for e-rickshaws with sales of thousands of units every month. The state government has already conducted a pilot project of electric buses for public transportation. A fleet of electric buses for intra and inter-city transportation is expected to be plying soon.

Not only as a market, North East India is also emerging as a hub for serious developmental activities related to electric mobility. IIT Guwahati, for example, is growing as a major hub for R&D work in the area of electric motors and charging infrastructure. It is also developing new concepts for electric mobility. Key works include development of motors without the use of rare earth materials. The institution has already tied up with a major OEM for developmental projects. That's just the beginning, as talks are on with more such industry-academia partnerships for mutual gains.

Not many may know that North East India boasts of 18 educational and research organisations aided by the Central Government.

To showcase the opportunities and the range of works taking place in the region, far from the major auto hubs of the country, Autocar Professional , in association with IIT Guwahati will host a day-long conclave titled 'Building a Nationwide EV Ecosystem: Opportunities in the North East'. The conclave will have two sessions. The first session will see talks by industry experts, policy maker and academicians. The second session will offer all participants to visit multiple laboratories and interact with people involved in research and developmental activities related to electric mobility. The conclave will also see poster presentations by participants from various institutions of North East India.

The conclave will also offer a solid platform for industry and academia to discuss, strike collaborations for mutual benefits. In an increasingly disruptive and competitive market environment, many a solutions may come out of industry-academia collaborations. Many developments in the automotive industry in the West stand as testimonies for the benefits of strong collaboration between the automotive industry and academia. The conclave has the potential to be an annual event.

Who should attend?

Every industry professional, academician, government official who has an interest in electric mobility.

Event Schedule

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Welcome address

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Keynote address and interaction

11:15 am - 11:30 am

Tea break

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Presentation 1

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Presentation 2

12:30 pm - 13:00 pm

Presentation 3

13:00 pm - 14:00 pm


14:00 pm - 14:30 pm

Presentation 4

14:30 pm - 15:30 pm

Panel Discussion.

15:30 pm - 15:45 pm

Vote of thanks

15:45 pm - 16:00 pm

Tea break

16:00 pm - 17:30 pm

Poster presentation and lab visits.


Well known industry leaders and emerging talents

  • Mr. Ayush Lohia

    Mr. Ayush Lohia

    CEO, Lohia Auto

  • Dr. Seshu Bhagavathula

    Dr. Seshu Bhagavathula

    CTO, Ashok Leyland

  • Dr. K. Balasubramanian

    Dr. K. Balasubramanian

    Director NFTDC

  • Harshad Karve

    Harshad Karve

    Technical Director Asia, ANSYS

  • KNS Acharya

    Mr. KNS Acharya

    VP, KPIT Technologies

  • Abhinandan Kumar

    Mr. Abhinandan Kumar

    Hero Electric

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  • In Association With

    IIT - Guhati
  • Gold Sponsor

    Ashok Leyland
  • Silver Sponsor

    Ashok Leyland
  • Technology partner


Event Venue

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Indian Institute of Technology, Surjyamukhi Road, North, Amingaon, Guwahati, Assam 781039