Environmental benefits of scrappage policy - Age as the sole criterion meets the requirement
February 10, 2020
| Dr I V Rao is the former head of R&D and Director, Maruti Suzuki Centre for Excellence
| ET Auto
Mandated scrappage of old vehicles will give us the advantage of reducing vehicular emissions, provided old scrapped vehicles are replaced with new, cleaner vehicles. An organized scrappage process can also improve resource efficiency by imbuing circularity in automobile manufacturing through the reuse and recycling of parts.
Shift to EVs, E2Ws is inevitable
January 14, 2020
| Ms Megha Kumar, former Associate Fellow, Transport and Urban Governance Division
| The Pioneer
The Government has been encouraging the adoption of Electric Vehicle (EV) technology; and the Budget also announced a bouquet of incentives for them. EV penetration in India lies where cellphone adoption was in 1995 and it might easily take another decade for EVs to go mainstream. Given the existing financial viability, electric two-wheelers (E2Ws) should be promoted for high-utilisation commercial applications through easy financing with low down payment requirement.
More public transport buses hold the key to blue skies
December 2, 2019
| Money Control
As per TERI's 2016 source apportionment study, among key sectors, industries contributed 30 per cent, closely followed by transport with 28 per cent contribution to PM2.5 concentration in Delhi (in winter, when the smog is much severe ). Within the transport sector, 29 per cent of these emissions are contributed by trucks, 25 per cent by two-wheelers, 18 per cent by three-wheelers and 11 per cent by buses and cars. It is the trucks, two-wheelers, and three-wheelers that demand attention from pollution perspective.
Making EVs an attractive buying proposition
November 4, 2019
| Energy World
The government has been trying to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) through an array of measures but their widespread adoption is hindered by range anxiety among users. Awareness of the varied consumer benefits of EVs, conducive policymaking, and swift establishment of charging infrastructure would do well for India's e-mobility ambitions.
A double-edged sword
October 16, 2019
| The Pioneer
The key to operating a free public transport is to identify alternate sources of revenue to finance it. While financial performance is critical for operating public transport, increasing the fare is not the best solution. The approach to the problem will change once it is realised that the objective of operating public transport is not to generate revenue but to offer affordable services to citizens. The need of the hour is to find innovative solutions to make public transport affordable for all.
Cost, range are the greatest hurdles to EV adoption: TERI Director-General
July 21, 2019 |
July 21, 2019
We need to ensure that we have an EV policy that works, together with an understanding of why we want it, said Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI.