According to the World Health Organisation, India is home to nine out of the ten most polluted cities in the world. A significant contributor to the air pollution is the transport sector, in which road transport is the main sub-sector accounting for over 95% of the total transport sector’s emissions. Electric vehicles, also called Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs), can potentially be a game changer for the environmental challenges posed by conventional vehicles. But given that the EV sales in 2019 were a mere 1% of the total vehicle sales in the Indian market, EV penetration and adoption still remain a key challenge.
Lack of comprehensive and rigid incentive structure for manufacturers, lack of tailor made EV models for Indian consumers, inherent technological challenges with the battery and design of EVs, lack of sufficient charging infrastructure and issues with existing grid capacity are some of the common reasons for low EV adoption. Thus, it becomes critical to strengthen the ongoing discourse around the need for a policy-driven approach to manufacture, adopt and use EVs in the Indian scenario.
This project proposes to conduct a state-level research, advocacy, networking and capacity-building on the prospects of an actionable policy roadmap for the state to enhance the uptake of EVs in Rajasthan. The primary objective of the project is to identify current supply and demand side gaps as well as various policy practices (policy interventions, regulations, non-legislative steps, innovative regulatory mechanisms, collaborative efforts from corporates) that could be undertaken by the state-level authorities to ease the transition to electric vehicles in the state of Rajasthan.
About the Project
Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS)
D–217, Bhaskar Marg, Bani Park, Jaipur 302016, Rajasthan, India
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