Transport

Our work in the transport sector aims at low-carbon modes of transport that are sustainable and inclusive in nature. We have pioneered policy research in this sector with expertise in issues related to energy efficiency and emissions modeling. Among others, our focus areas include electric vehicles, railways, urban transport.

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    Replacing Bengaluru's auto fleet with electric autos will clean up the air and save LPG

    TERI study suggests 1200 tonnes of carbon dioxide is emitted daily from total fleet of auto rickshaws in Bengaluru

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    Case Study

    Taking Alwar for a ride: Alwar Vahini

    Innovative public passenger transport service in Alwar

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    Highways to hell: The saga of unsafe Indian roads

    Analysing the high level of road accidents in India

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    Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na: Story of informal transport in India

    Capturing the diversity, inevitability, neglect, nuisance, innovativeness and vibrancy of India’s informal public transport

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    Infographic

    Waning traffic in Indian railways 

    The alarming decline of freight and passenger traffic in Indian Railways

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Projects

Articles

Creating the charging infrastructure to power EVs in India

Mr Alekhya Datta

Charging stations for EVs can help drive demand for the sector's growth in the country

Replacing Bengaluru's auto fleet with electric autos will clean up the air and save LPG

Ms Palak Thakur
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Ms Sugandha Pal

TERI study suggests 1200 tonnes of carbon dioxide is emitted daily from total fleet of auto rickshaws in Bengaluru

Taking Alwar for a ride: Mini passenger public transport service in Alwar

Ms Akshima Tejas Ghate
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Dr Seema Singh
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Ms Sangeetha Ann Wilson
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Ms Megha Kumar

With a population of about 315,310 persons in 2011 (Census, Government of India), the city of Alwar is one of the fastest growing urban areas in Rajasthan state as well as the National Capital Region (NCR) in India. The rapid pace of industrialisation in the city is accompanied by increasing residential, commercial and industrial areas in the city, which have increased pressures on the existing infrastructure.

Events

1st CharIN India Conference: Enabling e-mobility in India by means of CCS, trendsetter to empower the EV ecosystem

May 11, 2018
to May 11, 2018

Stakeholders of the Indian EV-market and experts from CharIN and EV-related industries will meet during the 1st CharIN India Conference, scheduled for May 11th, 2018 in New Delhi to discuss about the future of e-mobility in India powered by the Combined Charging System (CCS). This one-day conference consists of technical speeches, a panel discussion, and networking opportunities.

India-Japan Industry & Energy Seminar

May 1, 2018
to May 1, 2018

To focus on enhancing technology cooperation and business opportunities between India and Japan in the fields of in energy and environment , TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), in association with NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization), Japan, and JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), is organising the India-Japan Industry & Energy Seminar on May 1

International seminar on 'Switching to sustainable intermediate public transport'

April 24, 2018
to April 25, 2018

The Namma Auto Project Consortium is organising the first International Exchange Seminar on 'Switching to Sustainable Intermediate Public Transport' from 24 -25 April, 2018 Bangalore, India. This seminar is organized under the EU Switch Asia Project - Switching to Sustainable Auto-Rickshaw System funded by European Union.

News

How India’s taxi fleet can go electric

May 28, 2018
| Mr Ajay Shankar
| Hindustan Times

India has 14 of the 15 most-polluted cities in the world, says the latest World Health Organization report. One of the ways to clean up the air will be to go for emission free electric vehicles (EVs). By pushing EVs, like China has done, India could leapfrog to the next generation of motor transportation and a green economy. India has surplus electricity generation capacity and an additional 50,000 MW is in the pipeline. So electricity for EVs would not be a constraint. The technology for charging stations is available and the investment for setting up a charging station is modest.

Give that old automobile a break!

March 13, 2018 |
March 13, 2018
The Hindu Business Line

Auto waste could prove to be a serious threat if an end-of-life legislation for vehicles is not enacted urgently in the country. TERI has been involved in formulating a vehicle scrapping policy in the country. After comparing ELV (end-of-life vehicles) management systems in China, Korea, Taiwan, japan, Singapore and the European Union, TERI researchers feel India's solutions could lie in creating a sustainable business model for retired vehicles.

App-based cycle services to be rolled out soon

February 8, 2018 |
February 9, 2018
The Times of India

After app-based taxis, an increasing number of startups are turning to dockless bicycle rental services to offer last-mile connectivity to commuters. A study conducted by TERI in 2014 revealed that cycle ownership in Bengaluru has reduced from 29% in 2001 to 23% in 2011. However, experts say dockless cycles are likely to become popular because of the city's pleasant climate, clogged roads and expansion of cycle tracks.

Policy

Estimating vehicular emissions from auto rickshaw plying in Bengaluru

July 11, 2018

The growing vehicular pollution has caused serious health hazard in Indian metropolitan cities, Bengaluru being one of the major victims. There are various reasons accounting for the vehicular emissions. The objective of this research paper is to estimate the vehicular emissions in form of carbon dioxide (CO2), particulate matter 10 (PM10) and nitrogen oxide (NOX) emitted by the auto rickshaws plying in Bengaluru city and recommend policy based solution based upon the estimated alternative scenarios.

Designing a Business Model for Sustainable Management of End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) in India

March 28, 2017

This policy brief proposes a framework/business model for sustainable management of end-of-life vehicles in India. It not only suggest ways for collection and management of the ELVs, but also outline ways to obtain maximum economic benefits from their recovery, creating social values and preventing environmental degradation along with fulfilling the relevant legislations.

Biofuel Promotion in India for Transport: Exploring the Grey Areas

February 7, 2015

India happens to be the world's fourth largest energy consumer and a consumer of crude and petroleum products after the United States,China, and Japan. The net oil import dependency of India rose from 43 per cent in 1990 to 71 per cent in 2012 that resulted in a huge strain on the current account as well as the government exchequer. Transport sector accounts for the largest share (around 51 per cent) in terms of consumption of petroleum products in India.

Team

Associate Director, Transport & Urban Governance
Area Convenor, Centre for Sustainable Mobility
Senior Director, Sustainable Habitat