Electric Vehicles Infrastructure - Charging Vs Swapping

Friday, February 23, 2024

Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hall
The Leela Hotel
Room
Room: Bandhej

One of the biggest hurdles to widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption in India is charge anxiety: the fear of running out of power before finding a charging station. To overcome this barrier, two primary solutions have emerged - expanding charging stations and implementing battery swapping stations. This session brings together experts to dissect the advantages and disadvantages of each approach, examining their viability in the Indian context.


The session is organized by Messe Muenchen India and India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) - https://www.evasia.in

11:00 am - 11:05 amWelcome and Introduction

Gurusharan Dhillon

Director - e Mobility

Customized Energy Solutions

11:05 am - 12:30 pmPanel Discussion: Electric Vehicles Infrastructure - Charging Vs Swapping

Paresh Patel

Chief Executive Officer

Verde Mobility

Arth Patel

Building Tirex Chargers Emobility AI enthusiast

Tirex Chargers

Awadhesh Kumar Jha

Executive Director

Fortum India

Rahul Gupta

Strategy & Investor Relations Head

Magenta Mobility

Ashok Agarwal

Global CEO - Heavy electric vehicle

Sun Mobility

Speakers
Speaker
Rahul Gupta, Magenta Mobility

Strategy & Investor Relations Head

India

Rahul has a rich background with over 12 years of work experience in sectors related to electric mobility, power, and renewables. Currently, he holds a leadership position at Magenta Mobility, overseeing the portfolio of strategic alliances, acquisitions, and strategic programs. Prior to Magenta, he has worked with notable companies such as EY, Tata Power, Crisil, and Vedanta. Rahul has been actively involved in the e-mobility space for the past 5 years, previously heading the EV charging vertical for Magenta Mobility. During this time, he played a crucial role in engaging with various stakeholders to promote the growth of the EV charging infrastructure in India. His educational background includes an MBA and a B.Tech degree in Power Engineering. Outside of work, Rahul loves to explore different places

Speaker
Arth Patel, Tirex Chargers

Building Tirex Chargers Emobility AI enthusiast

India

As a UNSW graduate with a BS in Computer Science and a major in AI, I have always been passionate about applying innovative technology to solve real-world problems. That's why I co-founded Tirex Chargers, a dynamic product-based company that is revolutionising the electric vehicle (EV) industry with cutting-edge charging solutions.

Speaker
Gurusharan Dhillon, Customized Energy Solutions

Director - e Mobility

India

30+ years of experience in areas of Strategy, Business Planning, Operations, Sales, Marketing and Product Planning in Asia and Middle East with leading Japanese and Korean automotive OEM's like Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Hyundai. Leads Customised Energy Services, e Mobility practice, for various technical and commercial aspects related to e Mobility. Focusses on mega trends, Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric mobility with focus on Powertrain, E Components, Vehicle Integration, Battery, Charging, Battery Swapping and emerging technologies. He has graduated in Mechanical Engineering and has a MBA in Sales & Marketing

Speaker
Awadhesh Kumar Jha, Fortum India

Executive Director

India

Mr. Awadhesh Jha is the Executive Director, GLIDA (Formerly Fortum Charge & Drive India). Fortum, a clean energy company has embarked upon a journey to transform mobility in India by providing Energy as a Service (EaaS) to Electric Vehicles. Starting with a pilot of 4 AC Type-2 Charging Points in October 2017, presently it is operating over 450 Public Charging Points in 15 cities, 2 union territories in India for 4 Wheeler Passenger Electrical Vehicles (PEV). He has over 3 decades of experience in the energy industry spanning across Government and Private sector. A Civil Engineering Graduate, he also holds a Master's in Business Administration for Working Managers from IIM- Lucknow. He has been working with Fortum since July 2014. Prior to Fortum, he worked with Ministry of Water Resources for 15 years followed by six years in Hindustan Power Projects Pvt Ltd where Awadhesh was instrumental in securing concession of hydro projects and its development. Awadhesh is passionate about sustainability and safety practices in our daily lives. He has been instrumental in developing EHS Management System, Procedures and Standards for Sustainability, Due Diligence and Supplier's Assessment in Hindustan Power Projects and for Fortum India as well. His continuous pursuit to advance awareness and thought leadership in electric mobility, decarbonization, and sustainable development has evolved into establishing him as a distinguished Industry Thought Leader as one of the top voices and he's frequently invited as Guest Speaker at Global Mobility Forums & Energy Conferences to share his thoughts across various topics ranging from electric mobility to sustainability. He has curated and widely shared thought leadership content on the electric future of automotive technology including articles, blogs, keynotes, media interviews, panels, podcasts, social media messaging, speaking events, research papers, videos, and webinars. He's the Executive Member of India Electric Mobility Council (IEMC) initiated by India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) to promote adoption of electric vehicles in the country. He is always eager to support ideas that could change things for the better and help make the world a cleaner and healthier place. In his leisure, he likes to indulge in reading, watching Bollywood movies, cricket matches etc.

Speaker
Paresh Patel, Verde Mobility

Chief Executive Officer

India

Paresh Patel is the CEO and Founder of VerdeMobility, which is a subsidiary of System Level Solutions (SLS). VerdeMobility provides solutions for the electric vehicle (EV) charging ecosystem. Paresh has over 20 years of experience in creating sustainable technology and emphasizes research to provide affordable, high-quality solutions that are easy to use. As a result of his focus, EV charging solutions developed by VerdeMobility are sustainable, safe, and easy to use. He is always up to discuss anything related to EV charging technology.

Speaker
Ashok Agarwal, Sun Mobility

Global CEO - Heavy electric vehicle

India

Education: Gold Medalist Mechanical Engineer, IIT-KGP alumni Previous Experience: 1. Founder MD n CEO of GreenCell Mobility 2. CMD : ESSEL Infrastructure Ltd Total 28 years of experience across 20 odd sectors including FMCG/ Telecom / Smart cities/ infrastructure/ green energy/ public utilities/ EV technology

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