Niti Aayog to launch E-Amrit app to raise EV awareness
NITI Aayog has launched key initiatives to promote electric mobility in India. The central agency has announced a mobile app called E-Amrit to raise awareness on the issue. E-Amrit till now used to be a portal for EVs which aimed to be a one-stop-shop for all aspects of EVs. The new app will be launched on Google PlayStore soon for Android-based smartphones. Niti Aayog also came out with a report that says India's energy storage is likely to rise to its highest ever, thanks to growing demands for EVs.
The e-AMRIT app offers users key information like engagement tools that enable them to assess benefits of electric vehicles, determine savings and get all the information on developments in the Indian electric vehicle market and industry at their fingertips.
According to a report shared by Niti Aayog, by the end of this decade India will have a battery storage potential of 600 gigawatt hour. “Based on our analysis, the total cumulative potential for battery storage in India will be 600 GWh by 2030 considering a base case scenario and with segments like EVs and consumer electronics projected to be major demand drivers for the adoption of battery storage in India," the report said.
The report titled 'Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Reuse and Recycling Market in India' said, "In India, segments like electric vehicles (EVs), stationary storage and consumer electronics are projected to be major demand drivers for the adoption of battery storage." The report noted that the electrification of transportation and battery energy storage in electricity grids are expected to be the key drivers in the growth of battery demand.
Parameswaran Iyer, CEO at NITI Aayog, said that development of EV infrastructure in India, support from government as well as the auto industry and foreign participation will help India's EV adoption to grow exponentially over the next decade.