India has 21 of the 30 cities with the worst air quality in the world. Every year, we keep exploring options to curb air pollution. The transport sector is a significant contributor to air pollution in the cities. The electric vehicle (EV) segment could play a key role in decarbonising the sector. However, to realise green mobility in its truest sense, electric vehicles (EVs) need to run on clean energy. India’s power grid is predominantly coal-based at the moment. To demonstrate the use of clean (solar) energy for charging EVs, the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy conducted a pilot project on the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) Corporate Office premises and released a report titled Solar Energy–Based EV Charging: A Pilot and Techno-Economic Study.
You may read about ET Energyworld's coverage of the same here. The Shillong Times has also covered CSTEP's report.