Lessons about charging infrastructure from electric bus operations in Maharashtra
Planning for and setting up electric bus charging infrastructure, which needs to happen alongside the bus-procurement process, involves depot setup and working with power companies on upstream equipment.
How electric buses are improving bus operations in India
Interviews with transit authorities and private bus operators showed that electric buses are packed with features, more comfortable to drive than combustion engine buses, and manufacturers are continually improving the electric buses.
Maharashtra’s transit authorities report positive experiences with electric buses
Highlights of our survey of transit authorities in Pune, Mumbai, and Navi Mumbai, which showed that electric buses are a maturing technology in India and those with experience are quite happy with their performance.
China’s efforts to decarbonize road transport: Decent, but not sufficient
China’s electric vehicle market has come a long way, but merely following current policies will not fulfill promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the future.
Kevadia: A launch pad for a new era of urban vehicle access regulations in India?
Regulations like low-emission zones and zero-emission zones are promising for India as they can help improve air quality and increase electric vehicle sales.
Summing up: What’s the potential for India to set a sectoral target for road transport CO2 emissions in its NDC?
India could strengthen its NDC by adding a sectoral target for road transport CO2 emissions, and there is big potential in aggressive policy.
COVID-19’s impact on India’s road transport business-as-usual emissions trajectory
A look at two very different post-COVID futures for India’s road transport emissions.
Decarbonizing India’s road transport sector: Shouldn’t we aim higher?
Even the High Ambition scenarios in India’s road transport models are far from the limit in terms of what the country can achieve.
Vehicle electrification in India: On ambition and timing
Electrification is a key component of any future in which the growth in India’s road transport emissions is reversed.
Time for intervention: What do the mitigation scenarios look like for India’s road transport emissions?
Differing emissions trajectories among the High Ambition modeling scenarios highlight the need to implement the most ambitious mitigation efforts to decarbonize India’s road transport sector.
What’s the “business as usual” future for road transport in India?
Models of India’s road transport sector all show sharply increased energy use and emissions by 2050 if we continue on with “business as usual.”
Toward an ambitious yet feasible strategy for transport decarbonization in India
The ICCT is undertaking an analysis of the key transport energy and emissions models for India to help identify strategies in support of transport decarbonization by mid-century.