IMMA participates in conferences at Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024, hosted by SIAM

Bharat Mobility Global Expo, held from February 1st to 3rd, 2024 in New Delhi, India, provided a glimpse in the future of transportation. Reaching nearly 150.000 visitors and crowned with a visit and speech by Hon'ble Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, the show and conferences highlighted cutting-edge innovations, green technologies from the automotive industry in India: powered two wheelers, cars and commercial vehicles, all together in one major event demonstrating the ambition of India to reach net-zero emissions by 2070.

The expo showcased vehicle technologies related to Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), Electric, Hybrid, Hydrogen, CNG/LNG, ethanol as bio-based pathway, components, both traditional and new-age, Electrical and electronic subsystems, and Mechanical subsystems.

The event featured alongside the exhibitions diverse workshops, conferences and CEO-round tables, and business meetings such as the second edition of the International Symposium for Thriving Eco-Energy in Mobility (ISTEM) organized by SIAM on February 1, 2024.

IMMA and JAMA were among the invited in the special session on ‘Sustainable Solutions: Pathways to Decarbonization – Exploring Nature-Based Solutions for Mobility in AmritKaal’

IMMA President, Mr. Eric de Seynes, stated:

We totally consider our responsibility as motorcycle manufacturers, and we see ourselves as part of the solution. We want to leverage every technology to achieve the target of carbon neutrality.”

Mr. Yukihiro Ezaka, JAMA Executive Vice President, said: 

In order for zero-emission vehicles to spread in large numbers, it is essential to take comprehensive measures to promote them. The whole world must come together as one in the pursuit of carbon neutrality.”

The following day, on 2nd of February, SIAM hosted the 3rd Global Electrification Mobility Summit (GEMS), with a special session on Policy, Regulatory Support and Enablers to Propel Electric Mobility through Strengthened Charging Infrastructure Solutions and Standardization, Alongside Global Insights on E-Mobility Strategies and Imperatives for India’, hosted and moderated by Co-Chairperson of the SIAM electric mobility group and MD & CEO of Mahindra last mile mobility, Ms Suman Mishra.

In this session, IMMA Secretary General Edwin Bastiaensen emphasized the necessity for collaborative efforts in addressing common challenges especially related to affordability and highlighted India’s potential in this sector for both domestic and export markets.

The session was concluded with the words by Prashant K Banerjee, SIAM Executive Director: 

This marks the era of a new India, with the auto industry at the forefront of its growth. The sector holds a pivotal position in the journey towards decarbonisation and sustainable mobility. Through this event, SIAM’s endeavours to involve the industry, policymakers, and stakeholders will play a vital role in realising India’s sustainability goals, aiming for net-zero emissions by 2070’.

The symposiums hosted by IMMA-member SIAM provided a platform for industry leaders and stakeholders to exchange ideas and collaborate on promoting sustainable mobility solutions, aligned with the mission of SIAM to ‘Building the Nation Responsibly’ and contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

About SIAM

The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) is an apex national body representing all major vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India. It is a society with charitable objectives registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

About IMMA

IMMA, as the voice of the global Motorcycle Industry, has a membership of Powered Two- and Three-Wheeler (PTW) manufacturers’ associations from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, and Vietnam. IMMA promotes solutions for safe, sustainable, socially responsible and economically viable motorcycling.

IMMA advances inclusive policies and engages in the development and progressive harmonization of vehicle requirements in global forums. IMMA is based in Geneva, Switzerland.