The Government is targeting going all-electric by 2030.

The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune has announced that it will be setting up an E-mobility Centre of Excellence in Pune. The ARAI has been pro-actively studying the challenges of e-mobility and is working on creating different regulations specific to electric and hybrid electric Vehicles. The E-mobility Centre of Excellence will boast of an array of high tech facilities. There will be a battery emulator, motor test beds, battery test systems and hardware-in- loop (HIL)
systems that can test everything from two wheelers to buses.

Rashmi Urdhwareshe, Director, ARAI, said, “The E-mobility Centre of Excellence would be a one of its kind in India. It will have state-of- the-art facilities for development, evaluation, benchmarking, validation and certification testing of electric and hybrid electric vehicles, and related sub-systems and components. ARAI has envisaged this Centre to be the facility which will be able to offer and cater to all services and meet the requirements of the automotive and ancillary industry in India, under a single roof.

This will make ARAI a preferred solution provider in e-mobility.” Anant Geete, Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India, will unveil the cornerstone for the E-mobility centre during the valedictory function of ITEC India
2017 on December 15, 2017. ITEC (International Transportation Electrification Conference) India 2017, which has been organised by ARAI, SAE India and IEEE-IAS will be held at the Westin, Pune on December 13-15, 2017.

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