ARAI to set up E-Mobility Centre of Excellence at Pune


Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is setting up a separate body that will conduct tests and formulate regulations for electric cars and hybrid vehicles. The ‘E-Mobility Centre of Excellence’ will be setup in Pune in collaboration with various local and international organizations.

The new facility will house testing equipment including battery emulators, motor test beds, battery test systems, hardware-in-loop (HIL) systems for 2-wheelers, 4-wheelers and buses as well. The centre will be responsible for the development, evaluation, benchmarking, validation and certification of electric and hybrid vehicles and their sub-systems and components.

The ‘E-Mobility Centre of Excellence’ will be launched by Mr. Anant Geete, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises on December 15, 2017.

The announcement was made on the sidelines of iTEC India 2017 (International Transportation Electrification Conference India) that is currently being held in the city. This year’s theme for the conference is ‘Electrical Vehicle Ecosystem- Resetting the Future of Mobility’.

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