ICCT to lead the EV task force for e-trucks in India, Infra News, ET Infra

The MHI has set up this task force in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), SIAM, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and other bodies.

New Delhi: The Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) is committed to developing an inclusive electric vehicle (EV) roadmap in line with the Government of India’s vision of Viksit Bharat. To further this, the MHI recently established an EV Task Force in which the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) will lead on matters related to electric trucks and supporting infrastructure in India. The MHI has set up this task force in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers. of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and other bodies. Through this task force, ICCT along with the MHI will engage with stakeholders through workshops and stakeholder meetings to gather their insights and recommendations on various aspects of e-truck adoption and related infrastructure development.

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The transport sector is the fastest growing contributor to climate change. In India, medium and heavy trucks make up only 2% of the total vehicle population but contribute to 45% of total road transport emissions. Greater adoption of electric vehicles will help India achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). It is therefore important that work on truck electrification starts immediately.

“We are very excited to be part of this task force set up by MHI. ICCT’s background in research into e-trucks and EVs in general will help enormously in this regard. Through this stakeholder consultation, we also aim to achieve comprehensive mapping and analysis across the sector. The electrification of trucks in India will support sustainable transportation and also trade,” said Amit Bhatt, India Managing Director of ICCT.

  • Published on May 3, 2024 8:33 AM IST

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