Automakers Suggest A Range of Fuel and Engine Technologies
Credit by The Economic Times

Todays, automakers offers an idea of a range of fuel and engine technologies regardless the electric vehicles (EV) industry is building its startups in India. That is due the increasing gas prices that makes people think twice about kinds of vehicles they would drive and fuel they would use. ET evaluates the pros and cons of many different engine technologies suggested by the automakers – mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV), battery-operated electric vehicles (BEV), hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), hydrogen-powered fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV).

According to Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest carmaker, in order to reduce CP2, the car industries should apply the technology-neutral and focus on a various types of engine. In the five next years, Tata Motors accounts EVs for 7% of their portfolio which is expected to rise up to 25%. Mahindra & Mahindra will predictably achieve 20% penetration in the passenger EV space in 2025 to 2027. Meanwhile, auto companies like Hyundai and Toyota have already started developing FCEVs that are designed not only with zero-emission but also more efficiency on the vehicles compared to the gas-powered vehicles.

Maruti Suzuki added that they had to employ all technologies that would be possible to address the non-EV segment to transfer them into environment-friendly vehicles. They would adopt a technology-neutral approach to work well with the environment. In this mission, all technology options like hybrid, CNG, biofuels and EVs will be worked on together.

Shailesh Chandra, an MD and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility and Tata Motors Passengers Vehocles, stated that EVs will be targeting penetration up to 25% in their portfolio. That would include a combination of body styles and wide selections for the supply. They will definitely infest Rs. 15,000 crore in EV segment to offer 10 EVs portfolio by 2023 and to develop the enabling ecosystem later.

Meanwhile, Vikram Kirloskar, from Toyota Kirloskar gave his point of view that the key is to use all technology terms in order to decrease the fossil fuel consumption. Later, he believed that all technologies will work together and the automotive industries are required to adapt to the changing scenarios in the power combination.

Though captions are being made especially for the internal combustion engine (ICE), electric vehicles will still remain to be the dominant options for cars in 2022 with over 90% market share followed by MHEV at 8.5% and BEV at 0.7%. These are based on Jato Dynamics data.

Each of the Industries predict that EV penetration in India will be 8 to 10 % by 2030. In addition, experts view that electric technologies and alternative fuels will play the role in India’s mobility in the future.

All in all, electric vehicles will dominate the market, meaning that people start consider electric vehicles either because the rising price of fuel or the environment impact. Nevertheless, automotive industry must apply the technology-neutral approach along with the finding of engine ranges. This is as a solution to reduce CO2 and to create vehicles that are more environment-friendly.

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