Of late electric mobility has received major attention in the global automotive scenario. The Government of India has taken up the programme “Faster Adoption and Manufacture of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India)” under National Mission on Electric Mobility (NMEM).
Based on a request from the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), TIFAC has prepared a detailed plan for the R&D programme under the FAME India Scheme of the National Mission on Electric Mobility (NMEM)
The report captures deliberations in a number of fora:
• Working Group on R&D under National Mission on Electric Mobility (NMEM)
• A Core-group constituted by the DHI to put together an initial outline of the R&D Road-map with members from DST, ARAI, BEL, Electrotherm, General Motors, Mahindra Reva, Maruti Suzuki, Renault-Nissan, SIAM, Tata Motors, and TIFAC
• A series of brainstorming sessions that included participation from all major vehicle manufacturers, component manufacturers and academic/ R&D institutions
• A final stakeholder workshop
• Detailed review and editing by experts
The report identifies R&D priorities for India. Major verticals for R&D are (1) Vehicle Systems Integration and Lightweighting, (2) Rechargeable Energy Storage Systems and (3) Drives, Power Electronics and Charging Systems. For each of these verticals, strategies for the technology platform are recommended after considering various aspects such as global trends, Indian status and competency, resource availability issues etc.