Webinar

Towards Net Zero: Exploring Pathways for Heavy Duty Vehicles in India

About this event

The webinar recording is available here.

The presentation slides are available here

The heavy-duty vehicle (HDV) sector currently stands as a significant contributor, accounting for approximately 58% of India’s on-road transport emissions. Projections indicate that these emissions could nearly double by 2050, a trajectory that is incompatible with both national and international climate commitments. Addressing this challenge is paramount to India’s decarbonization goals and continued economic development.

While policymakers have initiated measures such as HDV fuel consumption standards and the FAME scheme for e-buses, a sustained and broader effort is imperative for the sector’s decarbonization. To bridge the gap between current emissions and the ambitious NET Zero goal, it is essential to explore zero-emission alternatives to diesel HDVs.

In this context, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has conducted research on the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction potential of various fuel pathways and technologies that India can adopt for HDVs. This report, A Comparison Of The Life-cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Combustion And Electric Heavy-duty Vehicles In India, was published in May 2024. 

Relatedly, another recent ICCT study, Assessing The Scale Of Zero-emission Truck Deployment Required For Meeting India’s Net-zero Goal, assessed the scale of deploying such vehicles to align with India’s Net-Zero Goal.

This webinar aims to shed light on the potential pathways for decarbonizing India’s HDV sector through innovative vehicle technologies and fuel alternatives.

This discussion will feature projections on shifts in vehicle emissions up to 2030, consider technological advancements, and delve into the impact of current policies on HDV emissions.

ICCT is holding this webinar in partnership with ET Auto.

27 May 2024
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM IST

Location: Virtual

Event Partners

ET Auto

 

Event Contacts

Anandi Mishra, India Communications Manager
Aviral Yadav, Researcher
communications@theicct.org

Agenda

3:30- 3:35  PM   Introduction and Context Setting on the webinar by Amit Bhatt   
3:35 –   3:50 PM   Presentation on findings from Life-cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Combustion and Electric Heavy-duty Vehicles in India​ by Aviral Yadav 
3:50 – 4:00 PM  

Presentation on findings from Assessing the Scale of Zero-Emission Truck Deployment Required for Meeting India’s Net-Zero Goal by Namita Singh 

4:00–  4:10 PM   Expert Comments by Ministry of Heavy Industries, GOI  
4:10 –  4:15 PM   Expert Comments by Anumita Roychowdhury, Executive Director of Research and Advocacy at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
4:15 –  4:30 PM  

 

Expert Comments by Sunil Bhatnagar, IPLTech Electric Private Limited  

 

4:30-4:35PM 

Expert Comments by I.V. Rao, TERI – The Energy and Resources Institute  

 

4:35-4:40 PM 

Expert Comments by TCI Group (Transport Corporation of India Limited) 

 

4:40-4:45PM  Expert Comments by Nikita Pavlenko, Program Lead, ICCT  
4:45-4:55PM  Q&A from audience  
4:55-5:00PM  Conclusion by Amit Bhatt 

Speakers

Dr. Hanif Qureshi

Dr. Hanif Qureshi

Additional Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries Govt of India

Amit Bhatt

Amit Bhatt

Managing Director, India
ICCT

Aviral Yadav

Aviral Yadav

Researcher
ICCT

Namita Singh

Namita Singh

Associate Researcher
ICCT

Nikita Pavlenko

Nikita Pavlenko

Program Lead
ICCT

I.V. Rao

I.V. Rao

Distinguished Fellow, Transport & Urban Governance
TERI – The Energy and Resources Institute
Sunil Bhatnagar

Sunil Bhatnagar

IPLTech Electric P Ltd.

Anumita Roychowdhury

Anumita Roychowdhury

Board Member
ICCT