Increased EV adoption in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities to drive clean energy revolution, say experts

24 Apr 2023
| ET Energyworld

There are seven areas of focus for accelerating adoption of EVs across different geographies, including institutional and policy readiness, infrastructure readiness, technology readiness, economic readiness, social readiness, environmental readiness, and innovation readiness says Mr Sharif Qamar, Associate Director Transport and Urban Governance Division TERI.

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Increased adoption of EVs in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities can add pace to clean energy drive in India

22 Apr 2023
| The Financial Express

On World Earth Day, experts from the ICCT and TERI reckon that the increasing awareness of environmental and cost-related benefits of EVs is driving the EV demand in the country. According to Mr Sharif Qamar, Associate Director and Area Convenor, Transport and Urban Governance Division, TERI, there are seven areas of focus for accelerating the adoption of EVs across different geographies – institutional and policy readiness; infrastructure readiness; technology readiness; economic readiness

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Consumers lack awareness of E20's impact on vehicles, say experts

01 Apr 2023
| The Economic Times

India has commenced its E20 petrol pilot in 32 cities, but industry experts are concerned that consumers are unaware of its impact on vehicles. Mr I V Rao, Distinguished Fellow, TERI, said vehicles' E20 fuel consumption could be higher than unblended petrol due to lower calorific value. The actual value will depend on the engine and how the engineers have tuned it for the blended fuel.

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India aims to become global hub for green shipbuilding by 2030: Sonowal

23 Mar 2023
| Mint

Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) and Ayush, Shri Sarbananda SonowaI inaugurated India's first Centre of Excellence in Green Port & Shipping (NCoEGPS) on 22 March 2023. The Centre results from a collaboration between the MoPSW and TERI. The Centre housed at TERI complex in Gurugram will act as the Nodal entity for the industry for building green ships and will work towards meeting the obligations under the Paris Agreement.

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World EV Day : Industry pitches for sustainable electric vehicle ecosystem

09 Sep 2022
| The Economic Times

TERI and International Council for Clean Transportation have lauded the Delhi government's action plan to install 18,000 new charging stations by 2024, noting that similar strategies can be replicated in other states for supporting widespread adoption of electric vehicles.

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Possibility Of 100% E2V Penetration In India By FY27

16 Aug 2022
| Mobility Outlook

Mr I V Rao, Senior Visiting Fellow, TERI, said that two-wheelers in India have always been considered as the key vehicle segment, where EV transition could take place faster than in any other segment.

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कार्बन उत्सर्जन में तेजी से कमी लाने में मददगार है इलेक्ट्रिक दो-पहिया वाहन: विशेषज्ञ

15 Aug 2022
| Navbharat Times

Mr I V Rao, Senior Visiting Fellow, TERI, said that the rapid adoption of electric two-wheelers will reduce the demand for petrol. This will definitely reduce dependence on imports and carbon emissions.

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Bad batteries cause electric vehicles to catch fire, need to pay attention to maintenance repairs

10 Aug 2022
| Lokmat

The central government is providing financial incentives for purchase of electric vehicles and construction of infrastructure for charging.

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EVs need the spark of regulation in India to accelerate transition: Experts

08 Aug 2022
| Business Standard

Battery swapping and safety are essential if India has to improve its share of 2W and 3W EVs, observes Mr I V Rao, Senior Visiting Fellow, TERI.

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Jostling for space: 432 cars per km of Kolkata's road, need more transit system

20 Jun 2022
| The Times of India

There was a sharp rise in number of cars during the pandemic. Between March 2020 and May 2022, 78,102 cars were added to the city fleet. The number of cars rose during the pandemic in most of our cities, said Mr Sharif Qamar, Area Convenor, Centre for Sustainable Mobility, TERI.

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Close to nine lakh electric vehicles ply on Indian roads

06 Jun 2022
| The Telegraph

Talking about the financial incentives that are now available for EVs, Mr Sharif Qamar, Fellow and Area Convenor, TERI, said that there is a certain degree of comfort with the financial institutions in providing loans for EVs, as compared to the scenario two to three years ago.

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Sustainable mobility key to protect ‘Only One Earth’

05 Jun 2022
| Auto Car Professional

Electric mobility is certainly a key strategy to decarbonize the transport sector, says Mr Sharif Qamar, Fellow and Area Convenor, TERI

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