December 01

Event on Mumbai Goes Electric



DESCRIPTION

MP Ensystems, in partnership with a few like-minded partners (Blobcity and THinktag) is pleased to launch “Mumbai Goes Electric”, a public-interest initiative to create a movement around Electric Vehicles. EVs have their distinct benefits in terms of reduced fossil-fuel consumption, reduced tail-pipe emissions, experience of a better mobility and reduced costs. Mumbai Goes Electric team recognises the fact that such transitions take longer to come to fruition and that’s exactly the purpose of launching such an initiative. During the coming few years, we intend to invite a host of partners including citizens, technologists, financing entities, civil society and researchers to deliberate on this important topic and provide analytic and market opportunities.

It’s important to recognise the benefits of EVs in the context of Mumbai’s public and private road transportation systems. A few motivations to such an exploration are listed here:

  • Mumbai needs a technology evolution by way of moving from CNG to EVs and petrol/diesel to EVs – very similar to what we did when we moved from diesel to CNG in the public transportation!;
  • Co-benefits by way of reduced tailpipe emissions in the form of reduced health impacts need to be recognised;
  • Taxicab fleets (Meru, Ola, Uber) are an integral part of our daily mobility needs. Can we not think of this fleet to move to EVs? Would we not like to ride in an EV; contributing to the reduced emissions and more importantly, reduce our costs? Can the future licenses for taxicabs be offered only if those are EVs or at least 50% of the new licenses are given only to EVs?
  • How many times do we order food/groceries/merchandises at home and offices from Amazon/Flipkart/Snapdeal/Myntra/Jabong/Holachef/Burgundy Box/FreshMenu? Can we develop a social entrepreneurship model to offer EV 2-wheelers to the delivery boys/girls? Can there be a leasing model or a micro-finance product offered to the prospective users?

“Mumbai Goes Electric” is pleased to bring you first town hall discussion on this topic which will be moderated by our team member Mahesh Patankar with the following panellists:

  • Mr. Victor Nagaonkar; Officer on Special Duty, BEST Undertaking
  • Prof. (Dr.) Amita Athavale, Head of Department – Chest Medicine, KEM Hospital
  • Dr. A. K. Jindal, Head – Engg (Commercial Vehicles), Tata Motors Limited
  • Mr. Anil Gudibande, CEO, 1 Crowd
  • Mr. Ashok Pendse, Thane Belapur Industries Association, Consumer Representative – Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission
  • Mr. Shankar Deshpande, Joint Director, MMRDA
  • Mr. Vijay Sonavane, Ex-Member Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission; Ex-Executive Director, MSEDCL

DATE AND TIME

Fri, 1 December 2017
2:30pm to 4:45pm

VENUE

Ramnarain Ruia College, L. Nappo Road, Matunga, Dadar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra India 400019

CO-ORGANISERS