Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption in India

Date : January 17, 2022

Over the last year, the Government of India has shown clear indications that it is keen to accelerate India’s transition to Electric Vehicles (EVs). However, there still exist ambiguities about the ways in which this transition may occur. Indian travel behaviour, modal split and consumption patterns are quite different from those observed in developed countries. Low vehicle ownership, low-afford...

Charging Infrastructure for the Electric Vehicle Segment

Date : January 15, 2022

There is growing interest amongst Indian policy makers to encourage EV based mobility in cities and phase out ICE vehicles running on traditional fuels in order to reduce the carbon footprint of the economy. One of the key components of an electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem is a robust charging infrastructure. But storage technology is still in its nascent stages in India, and significant capital inv...

Economic Implications of E-Mobility Transition in India

Date : January 15, 2022

Globally, the electric mobility transition is underway driven by concerns around energy security, climate change and local air pollution. While India is increasingly looking at electric mobility as a viable mode of transport, the e-mobility transition in India is yet to take-off in a full-fledged manner. In 2017, less than 0.1% of the 21 million vehicles sold were electric. A range of barriers to ...

Informing the Design of FAME II Scheme

Date : January 15, 2022

The Government of India rolled out Phase-II of FAME Scheme with an outlay of Rs. 10,000 Crore for a period of 3 years commencing from 1st April 2019. The FAME II scheme is aimed at incentivising demand for electric vehicles, especially electric buses, 2- and 3-wheelers and 4-wheeler passenger cars. In order to successfully implement the roll-out of the scheme and ensure that the targets set by the...

Exploring Cost-Reduction Strategies For Electric Vehicle (EV) Batteries

Date : December 12, 2021

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption in India faces several challenges, with the distinct cost disadvantage of EVs vis-à-vis traditional internal combustion engine vehicles bring a major one. The battery in an EV is its most expensive component, accounting for 50 per cent of its total cost; thus, the affordability of EVs is directly proportional to the affordability of a battery. The objective of the s...

Towards Electric Vehicles in India

Date : December 10, 2021

Emissions from the transport sector contribute significantly to deteriorating air quality and human health in cities. Transport accounts for 20% of global energy use and contributes 25% to 30% of emissions. With the rapid acceleration of the Indian automobile market, Electric Vehicles (EVs) are a promising pathway towards enhancing air-quality, energy security and economic opportunities. India is ...