Southern India’s biggest  eco-friendly Electric Vehicle Technology Expo ‘EV EXPO South 2018’ is set to begin from September 21, 2018 at Chandragupta Maurya Playground/ Shalini Ground , Jayanagar, Bengaluru.

The 3 day Expo shall be inaugurated by Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India & Shri Ananth Kumar, Hon’ble Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India at 10:00 am on 21st September. Shri Ananth G Geete, Hon’ble Minister of Heavy Industry & Public Sector Enterprises, Sh. Kamal, Bali, MD-Volvo, Sh. Dinesh Tyagi, Director, ICAT (International Centre for Automotive Technology), Sh. Anuj Sharma, Chairman, E-Rickshaw Committee & Sh. Rajiv Arora, Director of Altius Auto Solutions Pvt. Ltd. shall be the other dignitaries present at the occasion.

On 20th September, a day before EV Expo,  3rd Catalyst Conference on growth in E-Vehicle industry is being organised at MLR Convention centre, JP Nagar, 7th Phase, Bengaluru. The conference shall be inaugurated at 10:00am  by Shri Ananth G Geete, Hon’ble Minister of Heavy Industry & Public Sector Enterprises who would also be the Chief Guest for the event. It is expected to be attended by more than 200 people including Policy makers, Automotive OEMs, Automotive Component Manufacturers, Automotive Start-ups, Suppliers, Academia, Test Agencies, Consultants, aggregators, technology companies and Media. The major Automotive OEMs expected to be present are TKML, Mahindra Electric, Volvo India, TATA Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Hero Moto Corp, TVS etc.

The 3 day event shall showcase the latest and technologically advanced, pollution free 2 & 3 wheeled e-vehicles like E-Rickshaws, E-Carts, E-bikes, E-scooters, E-bicycles as well as E-loaders by more than 40 national and international companies. Latest Lithium batteries and Charging stations are also being displayed at the expo.

EV Expo South 2018 is the 1st edition in Bengaluru and 7th overall eco-friendly Electric Vehicle Expo being organised by Altius Auto Solutions in India. Earlier editions have been organised at  New Delhi & Kolkata. EV Expo South by ICAT offers comprehensive market information, great business opportunities and a platform for networking to the professionals and entrepreneurs of the EV industry in Southern India.

Mr.Rajiv Arora, Organizer, EV EXPO SOUTH 2018 said ”Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji’s stated earlier this month that India is committed to doing whatever is required to develop electric mobility in a big way, for economic growth and ease of living.  He also said that a fresh policy would be introduced for electric vehicles (EVs), with an aim at helping automakers increase production of battery-powered and alternative fuel vehicles. This is a very welcoming development for the Electric Vehicle Industry in India and we see our EV Expo as a humble contribution in the direction of fulfilling our Prime Minister’s Vision.”

“Looking at the air-pollution faced by cities like Bengaluru and many other big and small cities across India, there is an urgent need to create an atmosphere for greater adoption of eco-friendly, non polluting means of personal and public transport based on Electric Vehicle technology. Support from local governments and municipal bodies in adoption of e-vehicles for sustainable passenger mobility in south Indian cities would help in addressing the problem of pollution and last mile connectivity” Mr Arora added.

The 7th Eco-Friendly Electric Vehicle Expo is in line with  Government of India’s objectives:
•       Towards realization of National Electric Mobility Mission and support FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles)
•       For greater level of indigenisation of technology ensuring India’s global leadership in some e-vehicle segments
•       To promote R&D in technology including battery technology, power electronics, motors, systems integration, battery management system, testing infrastructure, and ensuring industry participation in the same
•       To provide safe, comfortable, convenient, pollution free, environment friendly, cost effective transport solution and last-mile connectivity to the passengers
•       To curb vehicular pollution menace affecting millions of people in cities across India and make India a pollution free country
•       To promote skill development, self-employment, job creation, better livelihood etc. under Prime Minister’s ‘PMKVY’ (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna) Scheme

Some of the prominent Indian and international companies showcasing their products are., Pubang Etron Electric Motor Pvt. Ltd., Renesas Electronics India Pvt. Ltd., Fujiyama Power Systems, Soni e-vehicles, Shine Metal Udyog, Axiom EV Products Pvt. Ltd., Trontek Electronics, Zhejiang Narada Power Source,  Champion Polyplast &  Altius Techonologies.

EV EXPO SOUTH 2018 by  ICAT is supported by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India, NSIC, Adamya Chetna (an NGO working for social welfare &environment) and is being organized in association with BRWA (Battery Rickshaw Welfare Association). The intent of organizing this four day event in Bengaluru is to promote the EV technology in the southern part of the country.

EV EXPO South shall be open for visitors from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm  from 21st -23rd September at  Shalini Grounds, Bengaluru


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