Electric mobility is making its presence felt, more so in the developed markets of Europe and the USA than in emerging markets.
In India, where adequate infrastructure for electric vehicles is yet to be established in a big way, most OEMs are developing e-variants of their existing models, probably to be ready for the e-revolution as and when it happens in the country and when the government offers enough incentives to make these eco-friendly vehicles viable for buyers and profitable for their manufacturers.
That e-mobility will be, to some extent, part of the country’s future can be easily gauged from the fact that the annual Baja SAEIndia contest, which is mainly about petrol-driven all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), has seen a surge in the number of participants for the electric-driven ATV competition.
DIYguru in partnership with Vecmocon Technologies, an IIT Delhi Startup working on Electric Mobility, promoting Make-In-India and a clean alternative has launched this course to promote electric mobility in India.
Unless you are living under a rock, by this time it is known that petrol and diesel vehicles are not a part of the foreseeable future. Pollution is way over tolerance, fossil fuel prices are through the roof and we must do something about climate change. (Yes folks! It is real). After more than a century of peddling vehicles that pollute, automobile manufacturers are making a transition to cleaner alternatives. Big names in the market are proclaiming the age of electricity, promising to move way from petrol and diesel-run vehicles.
Technology is available and rapidly advancing to cure our addiction to oil, stabilize the climate and maintain our standard of living, all at the same time. Electric vehicles (EVs) are growing in popularity and certainly in mind space. They are cleaner and more efficient, and even fun (think Tesla). An electric vehicle has far fewer moving parts than a conventional gasoline-powered vehicle. There’s no need for liquid fuels or oil changes. There’s no transmission or timing belt to fail when you least expect it. In fact, most of the maintenance costs associated with an internal combustion engine are eliminated. Low running costs, minimal maintenance costs make it perfect to fit the famously value conscious Indian consumer mentality.
Development of cheaper battery systems, efficient power grids, cleaner electricity aids manufacturing of electric vehicles. As industry slowly shifts to electric alternatives, a surge in demand for skilled engineers and workers is inevitable. India is estimated to have more than 30.81 million electric vehicles sales by 2040. By 2022, the world-wide electric vehicle value chain will likely be greater than $250 billion (Source: World Bank Study). In a plan issued in May, 2017, titled “India Leaps Ahead: Transformative Mobility Solutions for All,” the government think tank, National Institution for Transforming India sets a target date of 2030 to end sales of new cars with combustion engines.
Energy prices, environmental concerns, and fuel economy targets are driving the demand for hybrid and electric vehicle technicians now and into the future. Having the right skills is crucial to be a part of this transition. Hence team DIYguru in collaboration with Vecmocon Technologies, an electric mobility startup incubated at IIT Delhi has prepared a one-of a-kind certified Electric vehicle course. The coursework provides advanced knowledge and hands-on labs in the design, analysis, control, calibration, and operating characteristics of EVs. Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student, you can integrate any number of these courses into your degree.
Ever since the clarion call given by the Modi government to electrify all cars by 2030, manufacturers have gone into overdrive to prepare for the impending new normal. These include setting up of battery manufacturing plants, investing in setting up charging stations, investment in product and component development.
When we abandon petrol and diesel, our entire world is going to change. A revolution is coming to the Automobile sector. We have become a part of it. The time is yours now.