ARAI Setting Up E-Mobility Centre Of Excellence In Pune

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ARAI’s E-Mobility Centre Of Excellence in Pune will work for the development of green mobility in India

ARAI took one step forward towards electric mobility in India. The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) based has announced its plan for setting up the E-Mobility Centre of Excellence in Pune. As the automakers in the country are working on zero emission all-electric vehicles, the E-Mobility Centre of Excellence will help in the development process.

This E-Mobility Centre of Excellence in Pune will be equipped with a wide range of facilities. This will get a battery emulator, motor test beds, battery test systems and Hardware-In-Loop (HIL) systems. All of these will help the facility to test range of electric vehicles including four wheelers and two wheelers. Apart from zero emission pure electric vehicles, this facility will also help in the development of hybrid models.

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ARAI says its E-Mobility Centre of Excellence will be one of a kind in the country with state-of-the-art facilities for the development, evaluation, benchmarking, validation and certification for a wide range of electrified vehicles. It will help in the development of EV components as well. Overall it will provide a wide range of desired solutions to the automotive industry of India under one roof.

The E-Mobility Centre of Excellence of ARAI is expected to boost the research and development of electric vehicles in India that are going to play key role in introduction of zero emission mobility across the country by 2030, under the central government’s Mission EV 2030 plan.

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While the automakers present in the country are thriving to meet the ambitious zero emission mobility plan of Indian government, the electric vehicle market of the country is still at primary stage. Only Mahindra sells pure electric vehicles e2o Plus, e-Verito, e-Supro here. Apart from that, Tata too is working on couple of EVs. But other brands are yet to catch up the train.

However, the EV market in India is expected to grow significantly in coming years. Mahindra is already working on its next electric vehicles that will be launched by 2020. Nissan has announced it will bring Leaf EV here. Tesla too is preparing to introduce the Model 3 sedan in the country.