The electric mobility industry is expected to generate 10 million jobs requiring a specialised workforce in the future. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is getting a plan in place to skill individuals in e-mobility roles involving battery manufacturing and management, design and testing, sales & services. Industry expertise has been roped in for curriculum development exclusively for electric vehicle technicians. The Automotive Skills Development Council has partnered with Pune-based Automotive Research Association of India to develop EV-specific occupational standards which are expected to be formalised this month (June) and submitted to the National Skill Development Corporation for approval.
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The National Electric Mobility Mission Plan was launched in 2013, with an aim have 6-7 million electric vehicles on Indian roads by 2020 with a further commitment to achieve 30% e-mobility by 2030. A strong growth is expected with the Automotive Mission Plan 2026 estimating that 65 million jobs in the auto sector will be created in the coming years.