Tuesday, January 31, 2023

North East can blaze a trail in embracing electric mobility, says Nick Low

Nick Low, British Deputy High Commissioner to East and North East India said that North East India can blaze a trail in embracing electric mobility and enhancing its uptake, Economic Times report stated.
The UK Government hosted an online summit ‘United Kingdom-Northeast India Clean Growth Summit: Clean Transport’. The virtual summit was in collaboration with FICCI.
During the virtual summit, experts from the UK and India discussed the unique challenges and ambitions that the North Eastern region has regarding Clean Growth, Zero Emission Transport and Electric Mobility. The event provided a platform to celebrate the success the North Eastern region is already having in the climate space as well encouraging further UK Northeast India partnership and collaboration to work on shared priorities and common challenges, creating more green jobs whilst reducing emissions.
Nick Low said: “I believe North East India can blaze a trail in embracing electric mobility and enhancing its uptake. By collaborating we can go further and faster together, reduce costs, and ensure that no-one is left behind. We’re committed to bringing the best the United Kingdom has to offer to this partnership: our policy best practice, our growing ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) supply chain and the cutting edge innovations that our companies can deliver to this region.”
Neera Daulagupu, secretary to the Government of Assam Investment Cell, Industries & Commerce department spoke about the Challenges & Ambitions of North Eastern States and Assam to accelerate E-Mobility. She said: “The State of Assam and the North Eastern States are creating a conducive environment for Industry and Research Intuitions to focus on cutting edge research in EV Technologies to make NE the preferred destination for Electric Vehicle and component manufacturing”.
The online conference provided an opportunity to have focused discussions on strategic and innovative interventions to accelerate transition to zero emission vehicles and the adoption of cleaner energy as the Northeast progresses its portfolio of sustainable development policies and pathways. Experts from the UK shared knowledge on best practices on ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) Transition from the UK City Councils as well as highlighting the UK’s expertise in Net-Zero EV Charging Infrastructure that can be adopted by State Governments and city authorities. The world needs greater ambition from companies and investors.
UK companies are looking at opportunities to expand their operations in the North Eastern states of India.

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