Specific routes should be decided first and infrastructure should be developed before introducing electric buses only on these routes, he added.Urban transport specialist Prashanth Bachu said the growing interest in electric buses shouldn’t distract the authorities from the primary need of getting more buses.
“A whole electric mobility eco-system is required,” said Saurabh Rohilla, deputy director, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.
There have been efforts earlier but there has been no focus on building transport capacity,” said M Ramshekhar, CEO, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System.While Delhi is facing an acute shortage of public buses, the AAP government recently announced its plan to induct 1,000 electric buses.
New Delhi: While India is witnessing a growing interest in shifting to electric mobility, especially buses , experts feel that supporting infrastructure will have to keep pace with the growth in the number of such vehicles in the coming years.One of the reasons behind the growing interest is the Centre’s initiatives to incentivise electric mobility.
“Dedicated bus lanes in cities can have charging infrastructure for electric buses.”Other experts said charging infrastructure along roads could also be planned to make so that buses could operate for a longer period and didn’t waste time for recharging at depots.
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