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5 tips to make successful career in electric vehicle industry

10/13/20233 min read

From the earliest days of the horseless carriage, powered by an ingenious battery, thanks to the inventive mind of Scottish chemist William Morrison around 1890, to the cutting-edge 'fuel-free' vehicles we witness today, there has been an unwavering dedication among visionaries to electrify the world of transportation, both for practicality and as a tantalizing marketing prospect.

This relentless pursuit of electrification has propelled the global Electric Vehicle (EV) market to astonishing heights, hurtling towards an impressive valuation of USD 1103.17 billion by the year 2030, boasting an impressive compound annual growth rate of 23.1 percent (according to Precedence Research in 2022).

While the Asian Pacific region has maintained its stronghold on the EV industry since 2021, it is the Indian subcontinent that now shines brightly on the EV landscape. The Indian government's proactive support and funding of EV ventures are creating a fertile ground for the production and widespread adoption of electric vehicles, marking India as a promising market in this transformative era of transportation.


The evolution of Electric Vehicles (EVs) isn't just a fleeting technological trend; it represents a significant response to advancements in mobility, the pressing challenges posed by environmental degradation, climate fluctuations, and the dwindling reserves of crude oil. With India's vast population and an ever-increasing demand for automobiles, the EV market is poised for continued growth.

Moreover, this burgeoning industry is set to create a plethora of employment opportunities in the domains of mobility, infrastructure, and renewable energy. India's leading job platforms are already advertising a daily influx of positions ranging from 700 to 9,000.


One of the most compelling aspects of the EV industry is that it doesn't require a specific academic background in automotive engineering. It offers promising career prospects for individuals from diverse fields, including industrial and materials engineering, computer software, chemical engineering, data analysis, and management. Choose the course that aligns with your passion, and set yourself on a path to a bright future!


To excel in this industry, immerse yourself in experiential learning. Gain invaluable experience through internships and project involvement. Create projects that showcase your suitability for the desired role, enhancing your understanding of vehicle design and solidifying your grasp of EV applications.


A well-rounded EV job candidate should embrace research and development. Instead of specializing in a single area, expand your knowledge across multiple facets, such as technology design, application development, battery pack modeling, and EV dynamics calculations. The adaptable nature of the EV industry calls for versatile learners. Stay attuned to domestic and international market developments by regularly consuming expert articles, enriching your knowledge base.


Internships provide an opportunity to work closely with seasoned engineers engaged in real-time projects. This hands-on experience equips you to solve intricate technological challenges and immerses you in the industry's culture. The multifaceted EV ecosystem offers numerous layers, and internships offer a distinct advantage.


Chances are, you already know individuals within the EV industry; you might not have realized it. Connect and engage with them, seek their insights into the current landscape, and solicit advice on your best course of action.

Aspiring students, arm yourselves with these insights, for the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship estimates that, in the next 6-7 years, there will be approximately 10 million direct and 50 million indirect jobs. A career in the EV industry is your gateway to a prosperous and secure future, as the world embraces sustainable and eco-friendly modes of mobility.

Authored by Dr. Abhiruchi Passi, Professor & Head, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, FET, MRIIRS, and Deputy Director, Manav Rachna Innovation and Incubation Centre."