Maharashtra Govt Signs MoU With RMI To Accelerate Shift To E-Mobility In State


In Maharashtra, RMI has already been engaging with city of Pune through its City EV Accelerator platform to make Pune EV-ready

The Maharashtra state government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with non-profit clean energy organisation RMI to accelerate the push for e-mobility in the state. Under this agreement, RMI will provide technical support to implement the recently launched EV Policy by the state government.

The signing took place in Glasgow at the UN Conference on Climate Change. Aaditya Thackeray, minister of environment and tourism, said, “We look forward to further partnership on electric mobility, ZEV, hydrogen fuel and decarbonisation our transport sector and urban renewal sector.”

RMI has been working for 40 years on clean energy transitions globally. Thackeray said that RMI has been partnering with RMI India, an organization working on India’s clean energy and mobility issues, to work along with public and private sector agencies on electric mobility.

In Maharashtra, RMI has already been engaging with the city of Pune through its City EV Accelerator platform to make Pune EV-ready.

The Maharashtra EV Policy approved in July this year aims to have a 10 per cent share of EVs in total registrations by 2025. It targets conversion of 15 per cent of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) fleet into electric by 2025. The policy provides fiscal incentives for EV buyers and for the manufacturers of EVs and EV components along with subsidies for creation of charging infrastructure.

RMI India Senior Director Akshima Ghate said, “Maharashtra has notified one of the most progressive sub-national EV policies. RMI India is inspired by Minister’s vision for 100% electrification of public transport in the state and is looking forward to bringing together RMI and RMI India’s expertise to support state in decarbonizing its transportation sector.”

RMI will also work with Maharashtra’s State Council on Climate Change to chart out a decarbonization pathway for the state.


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