National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage approved by Cabinet Mission to promote Clean, Connected, Shared and Holistic Mobility Initiatives Phased Manufacturing Programmes to be launched for batteries and electric vehicle components
The Union Cabinet
chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved:
Setting up of a National Mission on Transformative
Mobility and Battery Storage, to drive clean, connected, shared,
sustainable and holistic mobility initiatives;
Phased Manufacturing Programme (PMP) valid for 5 years
till 2024 to support setting up of a few large-scale, export-competitive
integrated batteries and cell-manufacturing Giga plants in India.
Creation of a PMP valid for 5 years till 2024 to
localize production across the entire Electric Vehicles value chain.
PMP schemes will be finalised by the National Mission on Transformative
Mobility and Battery Storage as per reports by PIB.
National Mission on
Transformative Mobility and Storage:
The multi-disciplinary “National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage” with an Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee will be chaired by CEO NITI Aayog.
The Steering Committee will be comprised of Secretaries from Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Heavy Industry, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, and Director General, Bureau of Industrial Standards.
The Mission will recommend and drive
the strategies for transformative mobility and Phased Manufacturing
Programmes for EVs, EV Components and Batteries.
A Phased Manufacturing Program (PMP)
will be launched to localize production across the entire EV value chain.
The National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage will
determine the contours of PMP, and will finalise the details of such a
The details of the value addition that
can be achieved with each phase of localisation will be finalised by the
Mission with a clear Make in India strategy for the electric vehicle
components as well as battery.
The Mission will coordinate with key
stakeholders in Ministries/ Departments and the states to integrate
various initiatives to transform mobility in India.
A phased roadmap to implement battery
manufacturing at Giga-scale will be considered with initial focus on
large-scale module and pack assembly plants by 2019-20, followed by
integrated cell manufacturing by 2021-22.
Details of the PMP for Batteries shall
be formulated by the Mission. The Mission will ensure holistic and
comprehensive growth of the battery manufacturing industry in India.
The Mission will prepare the necessary
roadmap that will enable India to leverage upon its size and scale to
produce innovative, competitive multi-modal mobility solutions that can be
deployed globally in diverse contexts.
The Mission will define the roadmap
for transformative mobility in “New India” by introducing a sustainable
mobility ecosystem and fostering Make-in-India to boost domestic
manufacturing and employment generation in the country.
The Mission will drive mobility solutions that will bring in significant benefits to the industry, economy, and country.
These solutions will help improve air quality in cities along with reducing India’s oil import dependence and enhance the uptake of renewable energy and storage solutions.
The Mission will lay down the strategy and roadmap which will enable India to leverage upon its size and scale to develop a competitive domestic manufacturing ecosystem for electric mobility.
The actions in this regard will benefit all citizens as the aim is to promote ‘Ease of Living’ and enhance the quality of life of our citizens and also provide employment opportunities through ‘Make-in-India’ across a range of skillsets.
the Global Mobility Summit held in September 2018, Prime Minister had outlined
the vision for the future of mobility in India based on 7 C’s
which are Common, Connected, Convenient, Congestion-free, Charged, Clean
and Cutting-edge mobility. Mobility has the potential to drive the economy
forward and positively impact the lives of citizens both in urban and rural
accessible, inclusive and safe mobility solutions are primary strategic levers
for rapid economic development and improving ‘Ease of Living’. Shared,
connected and clean mobility solutions are increasingly becoming the key
principles of effective mobility solutions across the world. Given its
commitment to climate goals, India needs to adopt effective strategies to place
itself as a key driver of the mobility revolution in the world.