Transport

Our work in the transport sector aims at low-carbon modes of transport that are sustainable and inclusive in nature. We have pioneered policy research in this sector with expertise in issues related to energy efficiency and emissions modeling. Among others, our focus areas include electric vehicles, railways, urban transport.

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Projects

Articles

Road to contain climate change

Mr S Sundar
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Mr Sharif Qamar

Roads and railways bind a nation and bring people together. They facilitate the achievement of SDGs, as without adequate mobility, SDGs cannot be achieved and sustained.

What would make Indians buy EVs? Our survey has some answers

Mr Parmeet Singh

TERI's survey on consumer perception of electric vehicles (EVs) revealed that issues like upfront cost, battery replacement, and range anxiety are topmost concerns for people considering buying an EV

Future of electric auto-rickshaws in India

Mr Shri Prakash

In the post-COVID scenario, the predicted demand of the three-wheeler sector might increase and a shift of commuters from app-based taxies may be expected. To promote electric mobility in India, auto-rickshaws can play a vital role as frontrunners.

COVID-19 lockdown: Impacts on the auto-rickshaw community

Mr Shri Prakash

Auto-rickshaws or three-wheelers have become a crucial part of the mobility ecosystem in urban India. One of the most economical modes to travel, autos are popular within cities, particularly for the middle class for short and medium-distance trips within a city.

Fuel price hikes and choices for sustainable transportation in India

Mr Sharif Qamar

What will be the possible impact of a rise in fuel costs, especially diesel, and some of the sustainable solutions for the short term and medium-to-long term horizons? Which mode of transportation would suffer most from higher fuel prices in India?

कोविड 19 और शहरी यातायात: बढ़ेगा वायु प्रदूषण और होगी भीड़भाड़

Mr Shri Prakash

टेरी (द एनर्जी एंड रिसोर्सेज इंस्टिट्यूट) के एक सर्वे के अनुसार मौजूदा कोविड-19 संकट के चलते लोगों के शहरों में यात्रा करने के तौर-तरीकों में बड़े बदलाव आएंगे

Events

Report Launch and Discussion on the Roadmap for Electrification of Urban Freight in India

December 18, 2020
to December 18, 2020

TERI, with the support of Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF), is organising a virtual event on decarbonising the urban freight sector in India.

Launch of Digital Library on Green Mobility (DLGM)

November 2, 2020
to November 2, 2020
On 2nd November 2020, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM IST

TERI along with GIZ cordially invite you to the launch of "Digital Library on Green Mobility (DLGM)" on 02 November 2020 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm (IST).

Webinar on Air Pollution and Transport

October 1, 2020
to October 1, 2020

The virtual discussion will focus on the preparedness of Delhi Government and other state governments for the upcoming air pollution crisis, and the role of EVs and public transport to overcome it.

E-launch of 'A Fiscally Responsible Green Stimulus' report

August 24, 2020
to August 24, 2020

Recognising fiscal constraints, the report explores policy and regulatory interventions that would encourage private investment to provide a green stimulus to economic recovery in India.

TERI survey: Would you buy an Electric Vehicle?

June 8, 2020
to July 3, 2020

The survey aims to understand factors influencing the purchase of Electric Vehicles (EVs) by consumers

Webinar on Impact of COVID-19 on Urban Mobility

June 8, 2020
to June 8, 2020

During the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, TERI assessed behavioural changes in using different modes of transport in a post-lockdown situation. Based on the responses on our online study, TERI has put out a policy brief on Impact of COVID-19 on Urban Mobility.

News

TERI launches coalition to decarbonise urban freight in India

June 26, 2021 |
June 26, 2021
Construction Weekonline

TERI has launched the Sustainable Urban Freight Coalition (SUFC), a consortium of public and private stakeholders of urban freight in India to bring together industry, academia, and civil society for Sustainable Urban Freight practices.

TERI Launches SUFC Coalition to Decarbonise Urban Freight in India

June 25, 2021 |
June 25, 2021
Energetica India

TERI has launched the Sustainable Urban Freight Coalition (SUFC), a consortium of public and private stakeholders of urban freight in India to bring together industry, academia, and civil society for Sustainable Urban Freight practices.

About 14 per cent cut in CO2 emissions possible in small commercial vehicle segment with EV push: Study

December 18, 2020 |
December 18, 2020
ET Energy World

The study by TERI has come up with various recommendations, including setting up of a nationwide vehicle scrappage policy programme, with a focus on electric vehicle replacement.

Data-driven solutions required for better transport planning

December 17, 2020
| Ms Palak Thakur
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| Mr Shri Prakash
| Money Control
For effective and efficient policy-making to encourage sustainable mobility solutions, it is important to have both supply and demand-side data, which is often missing, or in short supply. There are numerous examples of such transport projects where the actual utilisation was far less than the projected one. Many public transport projects, BRT, and metro rail systems, failed to realise the desired outcomes in absence of inadequate supply and demand analysis for the paucity of data.

India has a Great Foundation and Suitable Environment to Develop EV Ecosystem Further

December 2, 2020 |
December 2, 2020
Saur Energy International

Speaking at the webinar on 'Future of E-Mobility in India: Strategies to Drive Demand' - part of COP26 Webinar Series organised by TERI and the British High Commission, Regional Ambassador for Asia-Pacific and South Asia for COP26, Mr Ken O'Flaherty said that electric vehicles are already cheaper to run than ICE vehicles and they are expected to be cheaper to buy within the next few years.

Airplanes can give wings to self-reliance

July 8, 2020
| Mr Ajay Shankar
| The Hindu Business Line

A National Mission for design and development of passenger aircraft can help India create a globally competitive industry. The vision of self-reliance in a globalised economy has to be crafted for present-day realities. A major pillar should be developing Indian products in the frontier areas of technology.

Policy

Assessing the environmental benefits from switching auto-rickshaws in Chennai to electric

June 18, 2020

In Chennai, auto rickshaws constitute 40% of all transport vehicles and 58% of passenger transport vehicles. The share of auto-rickshaws has increased from practically zero in 1970 to over 6% in 2008.

Impact of COVID-19 on urban mobility in India: Evidence from a perception study

May 17, 2020

The urban transportation landscape is likely to undergo significant changes due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Increased risks associated with crowded places combined with social distancing measures in public and shared transport are likely to affect modal choices of commuters. Urban freight needs may also alter with the change in the use of e-services. To assess the likely nature of such a shift, an online survey was conducted, which was designed to elicit the perceptions of respondents related to work trips, online grocery shopping, and food delivery pre and post COVID-19.

Emerging role of bike (motorcycle) taxis in urban mobility

March 2, 2020

Ride sharing and hailing services have given new dimension to urban mobility. Bike taxis serve as an intermediate public transport mode offering first and last mile services in India.

Regulatory mechanisms for electric three-wheelers

February 18, 2020

Electrification of auto-rickshaws plays an important role in meeting the transport requirement of many large and medium Indian cities and is critical for reducing air pollution and providing clean mobility solutions. The electrification of auto-rickshaws may result in lower operation and maintenance costs as compared to Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles making them economically viable for the owner/driver.

Fleet Modernization: A solution to achieve better air quality

December 10, 2019

India's transport demand has grown from a total of 5.3 million in 1981 to 230 million in 2016, with two-wheelers and cars having 73% and 14% share, respectively. Commercial vehicles though constitute only about 5% of the total fleet, contribute to nearly 80% of total PM emissions.

Phase-wise implementation of fleet modernization (transforming pre BS-IV commercial vehicles to BS-VI) would lead to a 40-80% reduction in PM and NOx emissions from the sector by 2025.

Discussion Paper: Rural Roads and the SDGs

May 8, 2019

All the trends and patterns put together in this paper have long-term implications for incomes and new livelihood opportunities not merely for the farm and off-farm sector but also for a range of people who directly or indirectly depend on the rural road network, and constitute new classes of stakeholders in the network, including industry, service sector, those who access local labour markets, primary producers including mining and quarrying; as well as manufacturers of consumer durables and consumer products.

Area Convener, Centre for Sustainable Mobility
Senior Director, Sustainable Habitat