Energizing India Podcast focuses on electric vehicle mobility in India, the E-Mobility industry, and how rapid change can be brought about to grow this industry. In a series of conversations, Ravin MIRCHANDANI, Chairman of Ador Digatron speaks to major influencers of E-mobility in India including policymakers, regulators, CEOs of electric vehicle manufacturers & electricity distributors, industry leaders managing charge point operators & charging infrastructure companies to uncover the roadblocks that hamper rapid growth in this sector. These conversations are candid, often insightful, and unfiltered.
EP 42 | The ABCs of Green Hydrogen | H2e Power | Siddharth Mayur
Hydrogen is considered an energy source for mobility worldwide. However, it's essential to note that green hydrogen derives from solar, wind, or hydro power energy sources. It goes beyond just mobility and plays a crucial role in the energy transition by decarbonizing large manufacturing processes, particularly in industries like steel, cement, and paper that rely on gas for their furnaces. Additionally, hydrogen can contribute to achieving energy independence, especially for countries like India. Today, we are speaking with Siddharth Mayur, the founder and CEO of H2e Power, India's first green energy electrolyser and fuel cell company with operations in India, Germany, and the USA
From EP 41 | Shaadi.com to EVs - Chat with a EV Super User | Manish Jain
On this show, we typically speak to protagonists who are making policy decisions, regulatory decisions, manufacturing cars, or running a power grid. Sometimes, they are involved in battery production or various aspects of the clean mobility value chain. Every now and then, we have the privilege to speak with super users of electric vehicles to discuss problems, challenges, opportunities, comparisons, and the joys of driving electric vehicles. Today, this is one of those special shows. We are speaking with Manish Jain. Manish co-founded Shadi.com and later, even M Profit, names that are almost synonymous with anyone in the tech space. Manish shares his experience of driving a Tesla Model S Plaid and how he came about to own a KIA EV6. Tune in today!
EP 40 | Finding investors through the funding winter | Vasudha Madhavan
On the show, we rarely have the same guest visit twice. Today, we talk to a very special person who's coming on the show for the third time: none other than Vasudha Madhavan, CEO & Founder at Ostara Advisors. She is an investment banker who helps facilitate investments as well as M&A transactions in the Electric Vehicle Space. In this special episode, we talk about the Funding Winter, major deals this year from January to August, the categories that are doing well, and much more.
EP 39 | Can electric be more than fun? | Orxa Energies | Ranjita Ravi
The motorcycling spirit is a passion that runs deep. It's a love for the open road and the freedom it brings. It's the feeling of the wind against your skin and the rush of adrenaline in your heart. So, what would happen when a hardcore biker desires to challenge the age-old industry and aspires to build one of the most impressive motorcycles to come out of India? Today, we speak with Ranjita Ravi, the co-founder and CEO at Orxa Energies, who is building Mantis, an all-electric performance bike, and much more. You don't want to miss this one.
EP 38 | Taking the bull by the horns, legacy takes the future head on | Amara Raja Batteries
The EV revolution that we are witnessing globally right now has demonstrated that legacy players have been repeatedly caught off guard as new technologies were adopted earlier than they had anticipated. Whilst General Motors and Ford were sleeping, Tesla changed how people drive in America. Legacy car makers globally, even the super green European ones, had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the clean mobility era, more than 10 years after Tesla launched their first commercial car.
In most sub-sectors within the clean mobility sector, the same pattern is evident as well. Legacy lead-acid battery makers stood on the sidelines as CATL, Panasonic, and a myriad of other small startup companies led the race in lithium-ion battery adoption globally. Typically, legacy players have waited because they did not understand the technology and decided to move only when new technology started to become a threat to their existing business.
But in this brave new world, that might be just waiting too long and being caught in the pincers of a Kodak or a Xerox moment. In this episode, we deep dive into the battery sector to understand why this pattern of legacy players taking their time keeps repeating itself. We speak to one of the big daddies of the battery world in India, who also dominates their sector in many of the countries they export to, and who, unlike most legacy players, is moving fast to learn, adopt, and dominate the new technology wins that are raging across their business.
Today, we welcome the Executive Director of Amara Raja Batteries, Vikramadithya Gourineni, on this deep-dive journey.
EP 37 | Rediscovering Sustainable Last Mile Logistics | Fyn
In this episode, we hit the road and have a conversation with Visakh Sasikumar, an entrepreneur who co-founded Fyn, a startup focused on end-to-end micro-electric mobility. Their approach involves leveraging data to enhance productivity during the last mile of delivery. Visakh, an alumnus of IIT Madras, envisions making last-mile zero-emission mobility more efficient through complete digitization. By blending technology with execution, he aims to facilitate rapid scale-up. Currently, he is actively involved in building India's largest vertically integrated electric vehicle ecosystem platform, catering to both last-mile logistics and commute applications.
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Creative and Much needed
Thanks to Ravin and team for putting together this podcast. Needed to get the word out there for policy and private communication.
Recommend to do more episodes (2-3 month)
Brilliantly put together
Insightful , relevant and exhaustively covers views from all angles of the ecosystem - CPOs , Policy makers, EV manufacturers and users !
Looking forward the next episodes!
Helping Indian EV space to move forward!