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.
While provisioning public EV charging stations, it is necessary to plan for an accessible and well-distributed network that looks at different socio-geographical aspects and support infrastructure components. Further, as public and private enterprises have started taking a lead in setting up public EV charging stations across cities, it becomes imperative for states to define spatial strategies and collaborations for optimal siting and sizing of public charging infrastructure.
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. Providing the necessary infrastructure for EV charging in buildings allows future and existing vehicle owners to transition to EVs. However, making our buildings EV ready starting today will require a mix of innovative partnerships, voluntary programs, policy incentives and regulatory interventions.
To drive integrated action towards EV transition, WRI India is hosting 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 will bring 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