Electric Buses in India: Technology, Policy and Benefits
August 03, 2016
GGGI & CSTEP
With deteriorating air quality, there is a need to promote public transportation. The shift from conventional diesel buses to electric buses holds several benefits. Electric buses can play a positive role by reducing local pollution, noise and fuel consumption. However, it currently faces many challenges with respect to cost and safety concerns. These challenges can, however, be addressed by a good Battery Management System (BMS), rigorous implementation of standard operating procedures and customisation of bus fleet. This report aims to serve as a reference document for adoption of electric buses in the Indian context, assessing their benefits and summarising the policy and technology landscape.