Electric Mobility Initiative (EMI) Workshop

Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation hosted the third annual convening of the Electric Mobility Initiative from 12-13th April 2022. The two-day workshop brought together key EMI partners to discuss the barriers facing the uptake of EVs in the country and identify pathways for faster penetration. The convening kicked off with a panel discussion featuring:

  • Shri Sudhendu Sinha, Adviser for Infrastructure Connectivity – Transport and Electric Mobility, NITI Aayog
  • Shri Sajid Mubashir, Scientist at the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
  • Ms. Mahua Acharya, Managing Director and CEO of Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL)
  • Dr. OP Aggarwal, CEO, WRI India
  • Mr. Mahesh Babu, CEO, Switch Mobility

The panel discussion was followed by break out sessions held over two days on the following themes:

  • Strategies : Manufacturing, Charging infrastructure, Adoption and Awareness
  • Critical Needs and Gaps:  Capacity Building
  • Accelerating the Ecosystem for e-HDVs and ZETs
  • National and Sub-national Action
  • Geographies
  • Collaboration, Coordination and Cooperation among partners

The workshop played a key role in informing the EMI strategy. During the break out sessions, grantee partners reflected on big, high-impact ideas that could shape the future of electric mobility in India and expounded them to the larger group. Grantees underscored the need to identify and boost opportunities for local collaboration for smoother on-ground implementation. As next steps, the ideas with potential will be taken up for further ideation under the EMI.

EMI Workshop Summary Report