During the last 18 months on this program, we have covered conversations with the entire EV ecosystem in India including regulators, grid operators, vehicle manufacturers, battery manufacturers and charge point operators. What has become a very evident lesson is that the various elements of the EV ecosystem dance to their own tune and are not yet at the point of working in cohesion and mostly prefer to do their own thing. For example, the reason it takes a long to charge an EV today is because we need the battery manufacturer, BMS software developers, vehicle OEMs and charging manufacturers to all dance together in a delicate symphony in order to design a vehicle powered with batteries and managed by BMS that would safely take hypercharge or supercharge.
How far away are we from this reality today? It is a very unique problem and this problem is exactly what Bangalore based start-up Exponent Energy is furiously working to address. We speak today on the very same subject with the Co-founder Arun Vinayak.