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PES DAY Activity in India Council

Impact of Electrical Vehicles in Post COVID World

On 7th May 2020, IEEE India Council streamed their second webinar of the Quarantine WebSeries, a flagship initiative of the ICNL and ECIM team as a part of IEEE PES DAY 2020. The session received over 1200 registrations with over 400 attendees over Webex platform and was one of the most actively attended webinars in the region. This event was held in pursuance to IEEE PES Day 2020 initiatives by the India Council team. The webinar featured a panel discussion between Er. Frank Lambert, President, IEEE PES and Prof. Sri Niwas Singh, Chair, IEEE India Council and Vice Chancellor, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology. The discussion was moderated by Er. Puneet Kumar Mishra, Secretary, IEEE India Council.

The session began with a welcome address by Prof. Singh who introduced the theme of the discussion “Impact of Electrical Vehicles in Post COVID World” and IEEE PES. He further added challenges in the domains and brought the Indian context in the picture. Mr Kumar introduced Er. Lambert who picked the discussion post then. The event touched upon a myriad of issues associated with changing circumstances and technological shifts in from the field of electrical vehicles. From the development and growth of Electric Vehicles (EVs), trajectory of EV industry globally, utility perspective, charging infrastructure, policy incentives, product mix, autonomous driving, and future prospects. The discussion concluded with a Q&A session which made the discussion quite engaging.

Mr. Puneet Mishra
Secretary, IEEE India Council