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  • EVConnect Journey: Five insights on e-vehicle adoption in India

    In August 2018, WRI India launched its first edition of a monthly newsletter on electric mobility, ‘EVConnect’. It was clear that although electric vehicles’ sales and growth in charging infrastructure was embryonic and sporadic, its ecosystem had the potential to benefit Indian cities and states, which warranted further exploration. Electric vehicles provide a host of benefits such as curbing tailpipe emissions from vehicles, the ability to store renewable energy in vehicle batteries and reduced foreign oil imports, to name a...

  • This blog post was originally published in The Hindustan Times.

    As per the State of Global Air 2018 report, the country lost 11 lakh people due to air pollution. But, we have still not understood the severity of the issue.

    Last Sunday, over 3,000 people turned up in the morning to protest against the growing air pollution in Gurugram. Protests are part of our society, so it was not surprising to see...

  • This blog post first appeared in Hindustan Times.

    Air pollution is a health emergency. Schools are shut, many offices have offered work from home to their employees. The air outside is so bad that doctors are asking people to leave Delhi NCR, if possible. In this forced vacation, my 10 year old daughter asks me if I also had pollution break during my school days?

    The question has been puzzling me. It was last year when we experienced ‘pollution break’...

  • This blog post first appeared in The Wire.

    After a few months of respite, Delhi’s air quality plunged to unhealthy levels a week or so ago, rekindling concerns about the approaching winter, and debates on managing crop burning, vehicular pollution and cracker-bursting during the upcoming Diwali festival. Since September, the national capital...

  • This blog post originally appeared in Hindustan Times.

    Over the past few years, around the time when Diwali ends and winter sets in, Delhi’s plummeting air quality reaches dangerous levels, initiating a series of debates and actions among environmental experts, governments and citizens. Experts have attributed this post-Diwali decline in air quality to polluting firecrackers, crop burning, a change in the wind directions, and vehicular...

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