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Electric Vehicles Ready Streets and Buildings

Access to public charging infrastructure at strategic public locations and private charging infrastructure at residential/office buildings is a crucial requirement to enabling higher rates of early EV adoption as well as for mainstreaming the transition. To facilitate its uptake, both availability and convenience of charging needs to be addressed.

However, public EV charging stations are only one part of a comprehensive EV charging network. Studies have shown that 50-80% of all EV charging by individuals occurs at home, while another 15-25% takes place at the office. To drive integrated action towards EV transition, WRI India hosted a virtual event on the topic of ‘EV Ready Streets and Buildings’ to understand the next steps for ensuring an adequate provision of charging infrastructure in the built fabric of our cities. Comprising of two panel discussions, the event brought together experts and practitioners from the public and private sectors, to reflect on a practical roadmap for moving from policy to implementation.

Opening Remarks: Dr. OP Agarwal, CEO, WRI India Session 1: EV Ready Streets

  • Mr. DV Ramakrishna, Project Director, Telangana State Renewable Energy Department Corporation (TSREDCO)
  • Mr. N Mohan, DGM and Head, EV Charging Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)
  • Mr. Anand Deshpande, Senior Deputy Director & Head - Automotive Electronics Dept, Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)
  • Ms. Prabhjot Kaur, Cofounder and CEO, Esmito Solutions
  • Mr. Ankit Maheshwari, Chief Manager - Business Development, Fortum India
  • Mr. Amit Bhatt, Executive Director, Integrated Transport, WRI India
  • Moderated by Ms. Chaitanya Kanuri, Manager, WRI India

Session 2: EV Ready Buildings

  • Mr. Paresh Sharma, Ex-Chief Town Planner, Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) and Urban Development Department (UDD), Govt. of Gujarat
  • Mr. Abhishek Ranjan, Head of Renewable, Smart and DSM Projects, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), Delhi
  • Mr. Sanjay Krishnan, Cofounder, Lithium Urban Technologies
  • Mr. Maxson Lewis, Managing Director, Magenta
  • Mr. Madhav Pai, Executive Director, WRI India Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
  • Moderated by Mr. Pawan Mulukutla, Director, Electric Mobility, WRI India

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