Policies to encourage ride-hailing electrification in India


This webinar will discuss findings from the recently published working paper, “Updated analysis of incentives for electrifying India’s four-wheeler ride-hailing fleet,” and will share recommendations from a forthcoming briefing about effective monetary and non-monetary policies to be adopted and implemented by the central and state government authorities to drive electrification in ride-hailing car fleets. This paper follows up on a 2019 ICCT study that re-evaluates the 5-year total cost of ownership (TCO) of four-wheeler battery electric vehicles (BEVs) used for ride-hailing and compares the results with comparable conventional gasoline, diesel, and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle models in 2020. In this update, the authors selected the Mahindra eVerito D2, the latest variant of the same make and model of BEV that was included in the 2019 study, and another BEV, the Tata Nexon, which is currently among the most popular four-wheeler BEVs in India. In addition to the cities of Delhi and Hyderabad, Bangalore city is also included in this analysis. With the help of international examples, we will discuss how certain targeted policies by national, state, and local governments as well as ride-hailing operators can facilitate a faster transition of existing conventional ride-hailing fleets to electric in the Indian market.

Presenters: Nibedita Dash, Research Consultant, and Sandra Wappelhorst, Senior Researcher
Moderator: Anup Bandivadekar, Passenger Vehicles Director, India Lead