Drivers for EV Charging Infrastructure in India

A rapid scale-up of charging infrastructure is needed to accelerate electric mobility in India, as recognized by the Indian government. The COVID-19 economic downturn and the related recovery efforts present a pivotal opportunity to support the automotive sector in India by investing in electric mobility, especially charging infrastructure.

New research by NRDC and partners on the economic and policy drivers for advancing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the Indian context will be presented in the webinar “Charging Ahead on Electric Mobility” this week. The speakers will also discuss the effects of the COVID-19 economic slowdown in state, national and international markets. Evidenced-based takeaways on charging infrastructure from the largest EV markets – China and the United States – will also be highlighted. Experiences in EV charging infrastructure from Gujarat and Telangana will be featured. Preliminary analysis on recommendations to strengthen state-level policies on charging infrastructure in India will also be discussed during the webinar. 

NITI Aayog Mission Director Mr. Anil Srivastava will provide special remarks on the overview of the national government’s perspectives on EVs and charging infrastructure in India. Hyderabad Unified Metropolitan Transportation Authority Managing Director Ms. K. Vijaya Lakshmi will also discuss views from the city-level on EVs, charging infrastructure and the COVID-19 slowdown. The Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and the Gujarat Energy and Research Management Institute (GERMI) will present on the draft state EV policies and experiences on charging infrastructure in Telangana and Gujarat, respectively.

Best practices from EV markets in China and the United States will be highlighted by NRDC experts, Ms. Mona Yew and Dr. Simon Mui, respectively. Experiences from the EV markets in China and United States will be presented focusing on addressing charging needs, regulatory constraints, market barriers, and broader investment gaps. NRDC’s India team will also discuss challenges and opportunities in charging infrastructure at the state level and Climate Trends will moderate the discussion during the webinar.

Two publications will also be released during the webinar. A new issue brief, Economics and Policy Drivers for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in India – Preliminary Analysis, focused on state-level charging infrastructure polices to inform bottom-up transformation for broader EV adoption in India. A new report, Scaling-Up Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Lessons from China and the United States for the Indian Context draws on parallels between China and the United States to expand charging infrastructure in the Indian context.  

Charging Ahead on Electric Mobility, 29th July 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm (IST)

Registration for the webinar is available via this link

Charu Lata and Marie McNamara contributed to this blog post.

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