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Sunday , 3 March 2024

E-Mobility

Economic Viability of Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling

As the number of electric vehicles on Indian roads increases, a surge in discarded lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is expected, underscoring the urgent need for a robust recycling ecosystem. Mitradev Sahoo (Junior Program Associate, Electric Mobility, WRI India) and Dr. Parveen Kumar (Senior Program Manager, Electric Mobility, WRI India) look at the economic feasibility of a large-scale recycling unit helping the ...

Planning Charging Infrastructure and Electric Bus Operations

The state-owned Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), supported by WRI India, has accelerated the adoption of electric buses under phase-1 of the National Electric Bus Program with a tender for 6,465 electric buses across six States/Union Territories. As the number of e-buses increases, it is vital to understand the dynamics around range (total kilometers an e-bus can run on a ...

India’s Drive Towards Electric Vehicles

The electrification of road transport is vital for India due to its potential to combat air pollution, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance energy security, and drive economic growth. However, the electrification of transport conversation also brings in some lively debates, points out Amit Bhatt, Managing Director (India) for International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) One main debate revolves around whether ...

India’s Ambitious Electric Vehicle Policies

The Indian government, recognising the immense potential of Electric Vehicles, has taken bold steps to promote their adoption and has set an ambitious goal of achieving a 30% penetration rate of EVs in the overall vehicle market by the year 2030. This article by Dr. Ch. Ravi Sekhar, Chief Scientist & Head TPE and Prof. Manoranjan Parida, Director, CSIR-Central Road ...

Accelerating Bus Electrification in India

The Government of India’s concerted efforts to electrify India’s public transport, amplified by the recent incentives provided by the Department of Heavy Industries (DHI), have empowered states like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat to scale the deployment of electric buses across cities. As on June 30, 2022, over 2,508 e-buses were operational across 40 Indian cities. Of the total e-buses ...

Planning Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure for Bengaluru

The Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) programme is a joint initiative between India and the UK to pilot air quality improvement initiatives in Bengaluru. The goal of the programme is to work with innovative businesses, local authorities, academics, and civil society organisations to develop interventions which have the potential to improve air quality. One focus of the programme is supporting ...

Making e-2-wheeler charging safe

The recent spate of fires in Electric 2-wheelers points out to the importance of safety in battery charging. These near-term issues can probably only help bolster the safety requirements and further strengthen the EV industry. There are estimated 25-30 companies and start-ups that are manufacturing electric 2-wheelers and 3-wheelers. Sid Jalan explores the concerns of safety with the charging processes ...