Cabinet Approves National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage
The Union Cabinet has approved the National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage. The Mission will finalize and implement strategies for transformative mobility and Phased Manufacturing Programmes (PMP) for electric vehicles, their components, and batteries. The Mission will finalize the details of PMP for Electric Vehicle ecosystem and drive its implementation. The details of the value addition that can be achieved with each phase of localization will be finalized by the Mission with a clear ‘Make in India’ strategy for EV components as well as battery technologies. A phased road map to implement battery manufacturing at giga-scale will be an initial focus on large-scale module and pack assembly
plants by 2019–2020. This will be followed by integrated cell manufacturing
by 2021–2022. 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.
Composition of 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.
Impacts of the Mission
-The Mission will drive mobility solutions that will bring in significant
benefts 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 road map 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 Indian citizens
and also provide employment opportunities through ‘Make-in-India’
across a range of skillsets.