Even as the government contemplates doing away with subsidies for private electric cars and instead focus on shared-mobility vehicles operators such as Ola, Uber, the electric vehicle manufacturers now insist that a similar push be provided in the commercial vehicles (CV) space, including that for vehicles used for logistics by the e-commerce companies.

According to policy makers, incentives provided to private electric cars did not serve its purpose as it failed to substantially push the car sales. Instead, the policy makers expect the initial growth in the EV sector will come from the fleet vehicles which travel for longer distance during the day.

The Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV)- a lobby group of EV manufacturers such as Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Tata Motors, Hero Group, Ashok Leyland, etc. among others – wants the government to also focus on the CV sector, including the e-commerce space, by making it mandatory for them to use certain number of EVs in their entire fleet. “ The same policy should be adopted across the sector and not just for fleet taxi business” said an official from SMEV. “Also, the term period for the benefit from the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) should be extended, typically for 3-4 years”.

The industry experts claim that the FAME-I failed to push sales of EV cars because the government failed to set up a proper eco-system, including the charging stations. As a result, there are only a few range of EVs available in the Indian market. The reason behind the vehicle manufacturers pushing for a FAME subsidy in e-commerce space stems from the fact that the latter is among the rising sector and has been generating a lot of demand for CV manufacturers.

According to India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)- a trust established by the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Indian e-commerce industry has been on an upward growth trajectory and is expected to surpass the US to become the second largest e-commerce market in the world by 2034. India’s e-commerce industry is expected to grow from $38.5 billion as of 2017 to $200 billion by 2026. India’s internet economy is expected to double from $125 billion as of April 2017 to $250 billion by 2020, majorly backed by ecommerce space. The industry witnessed 21 private equity and venture capital deals worth $2.1 billion in 2017 and six deals worth $226 million in January-April 2018. E-commerce startups in India have received $66 million of funding in January-March 2018.

FAME- 2 is the second phase of the incentive scheme provided to electric vehicles consumers in India. The first phase, called as FAME-1, was introduced in 2015 and offered incentives on hybrid and electricity vehicles of up to Rs 29,000 for two-wheelers and Rs 1.38 lakh for cars. While phase 1 has been extended until September 30, or till the phase-2 gets approved by the union cabinet. Phase-2 of FAME will get a financial support of about Rs 9,381 crore for around five years.

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About SMEV

SMEV is the perfect platform to learn, share and experience as we move forward into an age where alternative energy efficient modes of transportation would be in demand. Electric Vehicle Technology is gaining ground and popularity rapidly. This segment has tremendous potential as it is an environment–friendly, non-polluting means of transportation.

The SOCIETY OF MANUFACTURERS OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES (SMEV) is based at New Delhi, India and comprises of the members from the following category:

  • Electric- Four /Three Wheeler Manufacturers
  • Electric- Two Wheeler Manufacturers
  • Electric Vehicle -Auto Components Manufacturers

SMEV Objectives

  • Assist Govt. in Implementation of NEMMP 2020 plan.
  • Assist manufacturers in understanding and implementing the NEMMP to gain optimum benefits.
  • Persuade nodal agencies for faster implementation of pilot projects.
  • Support the manufacturing sector to gain maximum benefits of Carbon Credit.
  • Spread awareness of Electric Vehicles.
  • Help evolve practically implementable ARAI standards.
  • Help streamline the battery recycling system.
  • Encourage and mentor manufacturers to adopt best practices of battery recycling systems.
  • Be the knowledge center for promoting indigenization of imported products.
  • Assist Exports of Electric Vehicles out of India.
  • Catalyze bulk purchase of Electric Vehicle in Government/Administrative departments and offices.
  • Support clear policy frame work on Electric Vehicles to be part of town planning infrastructure.
  • Catalyze a favorable business environment to be created for investment opportunities in the Indian Electric Vehicle industry.
  • Become a source of authentic and accurate information on EVs.
  • Represent EVs in center/state bodies for benefits and rationalization of rules.

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Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV)

50,Okhla Industrial Estate-III

New Delhi-110020, India

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The EVREX team warmly welcomes SMEV as an exhibitor. We will do our best to make sure you the organization gets the utmost value from the event.







150574573338553188945Mr. Sohinder Gill.

CEO- Global Business, HERO ECO

Director – Corporate Affairs, SMEV (Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles)


Sohinder Gill is the Chief Executive Officer – Global Business for HERO ECO, a diversified conglomerate with global business interests in Electric Vehicles, Exports, Bicycles, Healthcare, and Real Estate.Additionally, he is the Director – Corporate Affairs of the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), the only global representative body of the Indian Electric Vehicles Industry.

An alumnus of Delhi College of Engineering with a Mechanical Engineering degree and a Business mangement qualifiaction , he started his career with Larsen & Toubro in the Aerospace division and was part of the team development the Statellite Lauching Vehicle for Indian Space Research Organisation. As a Strategic thinker with keen interest in Business Process Re-engineering , New Product Development he has worked in all major functions of leading organization like HERO HONDA , ESCORTS, YAMAHA, L&T and JK Group. With an overall professional experience of 35 years out of which more than 25 years have been in the Automotive Industry, he sensed the opportunity in the field of Electric Vehicles and Joined HERO ECO in 2008

HERO ECO Group has scaled new heights to become the market leader in the Electric Two Wheeler Industry in India. He took up the challenge of becoming amongst the first one to carve a niche in this innovative segment.

As a strategic thinker, he spearheaded the global acquisition of the popular Electric Two Wheeler brands of Ultra Motors worldwide A2B by HERO ECO Group. With this acquisition, the Group now has one of the largest range of Electric Two Wheelers globally.

He took the initiative to form the SOCIETY of MANUFACTURERS of ELECTRIC VEHICLES (SMEV) in New Delhi, in order to provide a common platform for promotion, development and advancement of the interest of EV Manufacturers and other key stakeholders contributing to the category in India and abroad. He has worked closely with the Govt for the formulation of NEMMP 2020 that has a target of 5 million EVs on Indian roads by 2020.

The EVREX team warmly welcomes Shri Sohinder Singh as our Guest Speaker.


TSIIC was established in the year 2014 for identifying and developing potential growth centers in the Telangana State fully equipped with developed plots/sheds, roads, drainage, water, power and other infrastructural facilities; providing social infrastructure, like housing for workers near industrial zones, co-coordinating with the agencies concerned for providing communication, transport and other facilities. The Corporation also has active projects in the Public-Private Partnership Mode.

Telangana Industrial Parks

The Industrial Areas ranges from 15 acres to 2500 acres. The Corporation has presence in each and every Mandal Head Quarters of the District. A large number of leading industrial houses have their presence in these Industrial Areas. Some of them are BPL Engg., Kirby Building Products, Asian Paints, GVK, ITW Signode, Aurobindo Pharma, Widia India, Raasi Refractories, Lanco Kondapally Power Corporation, and BSES Andhra Power etc.

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The EVREX team warmly welcomes TSIIC as an exhibitor. We will do our best to make sure you the organization gets the utmost value from the event.