The UK government is currently conducting a study to identify future partnership opportunities in electric mobility with India.
The primary focus of the study is to identify initiatives at city and state level that would help the electric vehicle market in India to scale more rapidly and met with experts and stakeholders in Bengaluru, Vijayawada and Chennai this week.
Local authorities in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have organised stakeholder meetings on electric mobility policy, technology and application in the three cities.
Dominic McAllister, British Deputy High Commissioner, said: “The government of Karnataka has shown leadership in adopting and shifting to electric vehicles and this is the ideal time for UK experts to explore opportunities and to work together for economic development, low carbon transition and shared prosperity.”
Topics including charging infrastructure development, grid management, renewable energy integration, grid impact assessment, fleet transition programmes, technology pilots, vehicle-to-grid systems and city level planning are amongst those under the microscope.
The delegation also attended the CII’s Future Mobility Summit in Bengaluru which focussed on electric vehicles infrastructure, EV-ecosystem creation and the strategic transition towards electric mobility in cities.
The summit pressed the strategic importance of technology partnerships between the two countries.