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Climate Tech Experts and Innovators gathered to delve into the pressing need for innovation in Electric Mobility (EV) to address climate change concerns. The conversation touched upon various facets of EVs, from supply chain optimization to renewable energy integration, to pave the way for a greener and more sustainable future.

Narasimhan Santhanam, Director, EAI was the moderator for the panel discussion.

The panel participants were:

Pradeep ThangappanAerostrovilos

Jacob Thekkekara – Sugrah Mobility

Rahil GuptaHop Electric

Himanshu SharmaTheia Ventures

Vilas DeshpandeVayve Mobility

Here are the highlights and takeaways.

Supply Chain Optimization:

Panelists highlighted the importance of right-sizing vehicles as a crucial step towards enhancing efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. By matching vehicle size with intended usage, EVs can become more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Transition to Renewable Energy:

Another key focus area was the shift towards renewable energy sources to power EVs. Panelists emphasized the potential of solar-powered vehicles, especially for light applications, as a way to achieve zero-carbon energy generation without overburdening the grid.

Optimization of Vehicle Components:

The discussion also delved into the optimization of key vehicle components, such as batteries and tires, to improve overall efficiency and sustainability. Battery intelligence, in particular, emerged as a promising area for innovation, with the potential to extend battery life and reduce environmental impact.

Infrastructure and Policy Development:

Addressing the need for supportive infrastructure and policies, panelists emphasized the importance of building a robust charging network and implementing regulations that incentivize EV adoption. From public charging stations to EV financing schemes, concerted efforts are required to create an enabling environment for sustainable mobility.

Looking Ahead:

With a clearer understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the EV space, they aim to drive meaningful innovation and accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable transportation ecosystem.


The virtual panel discussion catalyzed deeper conversations around sustainable Electric Mobility. By leveraging innovative solutions and collaborative efforts, stakeholders can work towards a future where EVs play a central role in combating climate change and building a cleaner, greener world.

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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