While electric vehicles penetration in passenger cars will touch only 6 per cent by 2030, it is expected to grow rapidly thereafter to touch 28 per cent by 2040, making India the fourth largest passenger EV market in the world. In line with global trend, there are number of startups like Ather, Tork, Revolt Motors, Sun mobility, Smart E, etc who are leading the way in e-mobility in India as they are technologically innovative and agile. With all its policy initiatives favouring electric vehicles (EV), Government of India (GoI) has made its intention clear with respect to future roadmap for the automotive industry. As India starts it EV journey, APF Aug 2019 features an exclusive interview of Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog (the think-tank of GoI) to know the country’s changing EV market dynamics driven by government policies. Besides, check out the ‘Cover Story’ that explores how automakers are employing different strategies to design a perfect car body for electric vehicles, which are likely to create a paradigm shift in the way automotives are developed and manufactured.
Passenger safety occupies a prime spot in the automotive industry today. Stakeholders across the industry value chain acknowledge the importance of passenger/occupant safety and are constantly upgrading their offerings to provide fail-safe safety technologies that will protect passengers and pedestrians. APF analyses passive safety systems market as road safety gains importance in India, with increased awareness among the end users, driven by safety-related regulations.
Automotive Products Finder (APF) is an auto engineering magazine that looks into technology and components. Launched in 2005, the magazine is aimed at the engineers in the auto industry, and especially those who are in search of the latest developments in the field of automobiles and the industries related to it, may it be IT/Software, CAD/CAM, CAE, production systems/PLM/ERP, material handling, machine tools/special tools, assembly systems, specialized systems, garage equipment, service gadgets/diagnostics, accessories, etc. The readers include strategic sourcing teams, purchase engineers and those who are in a position to influence decisions and on a long-term.