Micelio Mobility concluded its Global Clean Mobility Summit, where key announcements and partnerships for the betterment of India's sustainable transportation environment. Japanese major, Honda’s Honda Power Pack Energy India, showcased its battery exchanger along with Emobi, a 2-wheeler startup and a 3-wheeler OEM at the summit.
The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) also announced that the Digital Twin facility in collaboration with Micelio is operational to bolster India’s efforts in achieving the Prime Minister’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2070.
The report 'Catalysing Electric Mobility: Insights from across the Electric Mobility Value Chain', co-authored by RMI India, NSRCEL and Micelio was also released at the event, which saw the participation of over 300 founders. This included investors, and policymakers, with the theme of ‘scalability and collaboration’.
Speaking at the event, Shreyas Shibulal, founder and director of Micelio Mobility said, “It’s with great enthusiasm that I commence the Global Clean Mobility Summit, uniting electric mobility pioneers, visionaries, and government leaders. I firmly believe in India’s potential as a clean mobility tech leader, and I encourage all of us to innovate and collaborate in achieving a sustainable future.”
The keynote speaker, Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa of India and former CEO of NITI Aayog, said at his address, "In the journey towards an EV-dominated future, India must prioritize building a strong battery value chain. Engaging in strategic partnerships with prestigious institutions such as IITs and NITs serves as a dynamic catalyst within the EV ecosystem, igniting innovation and fostering growth in this transformative field. Extensive research and innovation are vital to create a cleaner, sustainable India, showing our commitment to a greener, eco-conscious tomorrow."
Present at the summit, Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder of Infosys, said, “This is a great opportunity for all stakeholders in the clean mobility space to come together and have a dialogue and come up with solutions to better our environment. I have always believed that mobility is one of the key entrepreneurship models for India to pursue. Micelio, with its endeavour and through this summit, is enabling and encouraging such efforts manifold and I applaud them for it.”
Other key speakers included Dr Anshuman Awasthi, VP, R&D - EV and Hybrid at Mercedes Benz, Ranjitha Ravi, co-founder of Orxa Energy, Takuya Taniguchi, president and CMD of Honda e:SWAP, Vishesh Rajaram, co-founder and managing partner of Speciale Invest, and Anandi Iyer, director of Fraunhofer Office India and Chair of G20 Empower, Working Group on Women in STEM. The discourse of the conversations focused on e-mobility investments and policies, providing invaluable insights into the clean transportation landscape.
Dr. Reji Mathai, director of the ARAI, said at his address, “E-Mobility is part of a larger picture of the Energy independent clean air program of India. “Boosting component-level manufacturing is a cornerstone of our country’s progress.” Equally important is ensuring the robust and durable components to enhance stakeholder confidence. In essence, India’s goal is to march towards carbon neutrality by minimising CO2 emissions and carbon footprint in whole ecosystem from cradle to grave.”
Micelio Mobility has been building a robust ecosystem in India to enable the mass adoption of clean mobility solutions and remove specific entry-level barriers that startups may face while navigating this landscape. As a catalyst in the clean mobility value curve, its initiatives include capital funding through Micelio Fund, testing and validation facilities through Micelio Discovery Studio, ecosystem development through Micelio Community, and knowledge sharing and policy advocacy as part of Micelio Pulse.