How India’s taxi fleet can go electric
May 28, 2018
| Hindustan Times
India has 14 of the 15 most-polluted cities in the world, says the latest World Health Organization report. One of the ways to clean up the air will be to go for emission free electric vehicles (EVs). By pushing EVs, like China has done, India could leapfrog to the next generation of motor transportation and a green economy. India has surplus electricity generation capacity and an additional 50,000 MW is in the pipeline. So electricity for EVs would not be a constraint. The technology for charging stations is available and the investment for setting up a charging station is modest.
Give that old automobile a break!
March 13, 2018 |
March 13, 2018
The Hindu Business Line
Auto waste could prove to be a serious threat if an end-of-life legislation for vehicles is not enacted urgently in the country. TERI has been involved in formulating a vehicle scrapping policy in the country. After comparing ELV (end-of-life vehicles) management systems in China, Korea, Taiwan, japan, Singapore and the European Union, TERI researchers feel India's solutions could lie in creating a sustainable business model for retired vehicles.
App-based cycle services to be rolled out soon
February 8, 2018 |
February 9, 2018
The Times of India
After app-based taxis, an increasing number of startups are turning to dockless bicycle rental services to offer last-mile connectivity to commuters. A study conducted by TERI in 2014 revealed that cycle ownership in Bengaluru has reduced from 29% in 2001 to 23% in 2011. However, experts say dockless cycles are likely to become popular because of the city's pleasant climate, clogged roads and expansion of cycle tracks.