“Government of India’s ambitious target to make India a 100% e-vehicle nation by 2030 is realistic and achievable” said Vinod Gupta, President  & Founder, Imperial Society of Innovative Engineers (ISIE-India). He was speaking during the inauguration of Student Research Association Centre for Green Mobility (SRA) at Chandigarh Polytechnic College, Gharuan. SRA-Centre for Green Mobility is first of its kind Technology Learning & Training Facility in North India established by ISIE-India where Diploma Engineering students would be imparted training on the future vehicles based on E-Vehicles Technology, Hybrid Vehicles Technology and Solar Vehicles Technology. Dr. R.S.Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University and Gurmeet Swag, Principal, CPC Gharuan were also present on the occasion.

 While addressing the first batch of members of ISIE-SRA at CPC Gharuan, Vinod Kumar said, “ISIE- Student Research Association (ISIE-SRA) is a great platform for students and faculties to come together for Research and  Innovation in the field of Green Mobility and E-Mobility”. We are working towards the training and skill development of engineering students so as to create a work-pool of engineers who can contribute towards achieving the e-Vehicle Nation goal for India by 2030, added Kumar. He further said, “Merely 1% of the total world automobile production comprises of E-Vehicles which shows that how much we are dependent on fossil fuels for our transportation needs, besides it all contributes to pollution and global warming”.

Keeping the technical aspect of the E-Vehicles, Pawan Chaurasia, Business Development Manager, ISIE-India said, “E-Vehicles would be pocket friendly as government is already giving heavy subsidies to the customers and moreover common man would be the ultimate beneficiary of this initiative”. The running cost e-vehicles is far less than the contemporary petrol or diesel vehicles due to surge in fuel prices besides the shelf life of electric comes out to be 16 lac kms in comparison to that of petrol & diesel engines which is merely 3-4 lacs kms, he added.

“We are making our students future ready and hence we are working in collaboration with Industry to impart training in emerging areas such as Green Mobility and E-Mobility which tends to be an in-demand in Indian Automobile Industry” said Dr. R.S.Bawa, Vice-Chancellor, CU.