Key Messages

Under phase II of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) India policy, it has been envisioned to introduce 7,000 e-buses across the country by 2025. This initiative has increased e-bus deployment at a rapid rate. However, traditional bus operators are not yet familiar with the planning process and operational needs of e-buses. Unlike traditional buses that require liquid fuels, e-buses depend on the electrical grid for their energy needs. This key difference calls for setting up of the necessary electrical infrastructure to meet the resulting charging demand of the entire fleet.