12th February 2020
Auto Expo Components 2020: Top 5 Highlights
Auto Expo – Components 2020 concluded this Sunday and we had an amazing time participating! This was the first time that we exhibited at this premier event for the auto parts and ancillaries industries in India.
Thank you to all who took out the time to meet with us!
Here are the top highlights from our time at Auto Expo - Components 2020:
1. Everyone's Going ELECTRIC!
We’ve been always saying it, “The future is electric”. It was nice to see auto-makers finally put that to action at the Expo as every major automaker launched their electric vehicles at the Auto Show. From electric scooters to SUVs and even trucks, the automotive industry put out all the stops to showcase their connected and electric line-ups for the year.
The mood at Auto Expo Components was no different. We met with key decision-makers from both new-age startups as well as automotive giants, all of whom were serious and ready to invest in the Indian EV story.
2. Made in India, Trusted Globally
Carmakers have realised the long-term benefits of investing in a local ecosystem for developing and manufacturing electric vehicles in the country. The urgent need for localization has come in the backdrop of Chinese manufacturers dumping low-quality battery packs into India. With the Govt. increasing the custom duty on imports of EVs (in completely knockdown or semi-knock down condition) in the recent Budget, this has become even more critical.
Naturally, we were proud to demonstrate our next-generation smart battery management systems for the Indian market. Manufactured in India, our systems are already deployed in 12+ countries in electric scooters, bicycles, ATVs, cars, buses, forklifts and even excavators.
3. Smart & Connected
Automakers today are not just building a vehicle but a shared mobility ecosystem. Electric vehicles largely comprise of electrical and electro-mechanical components, so it’s only natural that companies want to build the vehicle to be smarter and connected.
Conversations at the show have evolved from the PCM based model of early days towards smart battery management systems that are capable of supporting CAN communication protocols and data logging.
4. We Ran Out of Business Cards & Brochures!
Initially, we were skeptical of the response because of Cornavirus & Delhi Elections. However, our fears were unfounded! It was a big relief to see top-executives from home-grown players take out time to meet us and get a hands-on demonstration of our platform. All in all, it was a massive success, so much so that we ran out of our business cards and brochures!
5. We Set Up a Swanky Booth!
Being a startup we’ve always tried to be nimble and keep things simple. But, Auto Expo was super special!
We set up an interactive game where visitors could drive a virtual e-rickshaw that was being managed by our smart BMS and see live data visualized on Edison Analytics. This simulation grabbed the maximum number of eyeballs at the show, so much more than what we had anticipated! In addition, we had on display our complete array of smart battery management systems.
In a nutshell, the Auto Expo Components was an amazing opportunity and a platform for us to showcase our battery management platform, connect with automakers as well as get insights into the latest trends in the automotive industry.
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