The Auto Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) organised its maiden national conference in New Delhi on minimising carbon footprint for sustainable growth. The conference was attended and conducted by Deepak Jain – Chairman- Sustainable Technology Development Committee, ACMA and Senior Executive Director, Lumax, Dr. Aruna Jaura, Conference Chairman, ACMA and Board of Director, SAE International, USA, Dr. Kirit Shantilal Parikh, Chairman, IRADe, N.K Minda, Chairman, ACMA and Chairman & Managing Director, Minda Industries Ltd and Ambuj Sharma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries. .
Speaking on the occasion, Ambuj Sharma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries noted, “By 2020 there will be approximately 20 million electric and hybrid vehicles. This would be achieved by the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan of the government of India, which would aim at adding green mobility within India. As cheaper alternatives are introduced their acceptability will also increase.”
With increase in the number of vehicles and an increased need for transportation of passengers and goods, there is a need of a holistic and a three-step green mobility programme that will encompass:
a) Green Vehicle Technology
b) An Upgraded Infrastructure
c) More Effective Management of the in- use vehicle fleet
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