India, the world’s fifth-largest automobile producer, is also the third-largest oil importer. By transitioning to renewable energy-powered, electric vehicles, the country can save billions on energy imports, drastically improve air quality in India’s cities, while combating the global climate crisis already impacting millions of Indians. NRDC India has expertise on designing programs connected to and aligned with national policies to advance electric mobility in rural and urban India.

India could  potentially have 102 million EVs on the road by 2030. India’s EV sales targets include 80 percent two- and three-wheelers sales, 70 percent for commercial cars sales and 30 percent of new vehicles by 2030. A widespread, accessible public charging infrastructure network is needed to support a robust EV market across India.

Clean Transportation Strategies


Advise on how to support clients in implementing state EV policies (in alignment with the respective state governments and the central government’s objectives).


Advise stakeholders engaged in expanding charging infrastructure work to other states, which includes, siting of chargers, business model development, guidelines for setting up charging.


Advise stakeholders to develop solutions to integrate ZEV standards and EV supply chain considerations at the specific request and interest of state governments.


Assist with developing a comprehensive siting methodology to help cities set up electric charging infrastructure.

Clean Transportation Publications

Ready to Charge: Siting Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Hyderabad

Case Study | January, 2022
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How-to Manual: Siting Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Indian Cities

Report | January, 2022
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Plugging into a Clean Energy Future: Effective Deployment of Telangana’s Electric Vehicle Policy

Report | April, 2021
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Transitioning to Electric Mobility in Gujarat: Impacts and Benefits

Fact sheet | April, 2021
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Stakeholder Driven Solutions for Financing Electric Mobility: Perspectives from Indian States

Issue Brief | February, 2021
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Transitioning to Electric Mobility in Gujarat: Impacts and Benefits

Report | February, 2021
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Charging Forward on Powering Vehicles

Issue Brief | July, 2020
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Scaling up Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Report | July, 2020
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Location Is Everything: Approaches to Siting Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure for the Indian Context

Issue Brief | January, 2020
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Prior to 2023, Indian experts worked as consultants with NRDC, and their work was thus hosted on NRDC’s website

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Lead – Electric Mobility
Nitish Arora is an economist with close to 10 years’ experience in policy research, evaluating welfare programs and building clean tech businesses across the domains of renewable energy, mobility, construction & infrastructure development and circular economy. He has played an instrumental role in shaping India's circular economy strategy. Nitish’s work has had him partner with governments and businesses to mainstream electric mobility in India. He has acted as an advisor to several state governments on their electric vehicle policies. In the corporate sector he led Strategic Alliances, Merger and Acquisitions and Government Relations for Ola Electric, Lithium Urban Technologies and Hero MotoCorp's brand VIDA.

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