CKIC-DRIIVSustainable E-Mobility

Context and Objectives

As per the Paris agreement (2016), we are bound to reduce emissions. The Nation’s effort to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and increase the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is a major initiative towards this goal. However, for large scale adoption of EVs, the prime bottleneck is the availability of charging infrastructure. A prime thematic problem that needs to be solved is to have a smart, sustainable and secure EV infrastructure.

Sustainable E-Mobility Team

How it Works

The team is working on the following work packages:

Work Package 1

Feasibility study of smart, sustainable and secure EV infrastructure in the city: Optimization of Fast DC EV charger placement in the city to minimize cost and delay for users.

Clinical Efficacy Testing

Work Package 2

Electric Vehicle Charging Management – Battery Charging and Swapping: this will address the ‘range’ anxiety of EV users. E.g. Battery Swapping station adopted by Sun mobility; Uber and Ola’s announcement to bring in battery-swapping auto-rickshaws by 2022.

Free Online Testing

Work Package 3

Development and deployment of DC fast chargers across the city.

Open Branch Other Country

Work Package 4

Deploying renewable energy sources e.g. Solar power, in charging stations.

We Become Leading Company

DRIIV Getting Media Attention

Hindustan Times

In works: A collaborative approach to find Sustainable solutions to Delhi's crucial challenges:

The main task is to develop an ecosystem around science and technology where various players can come together and contribute in bringing innovation from the laboratory to the market. We don't want to leave research on paper, directionless, but drive it along what is needed as per the national mission requirements... read more

The Times of India

Pilot project to stop diesel trucks at Delhi Border:

DRIIV, a government of India initiative, has initiated a pilot project along with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, to explore the possibility of building logistics hubs along the Delhi-Jaipur highway where diesel trucks can be stopped. The goods they are carrying to the capital can then be unloaded and transhipped to Delhi in electric... read more

The Hindu

COVID-19 surge preparedness with AI, genomic surveillance:

New and emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus continue to pose a threat to the health of populations across the globe. Counting the unique and observable changes in the sequences available until January 2022 shows more than 6,000 mutations have accumulated in the spike gene of the virus... read more

Hindustan Times

Delhi-Jaipur Electric Highway:

Ashwini Chaubey, Minister of State for Environment, who will flag off the trial run, said that the Delhi-Jaipur E-Highway with NHEV pilot will be the landmark initiative by Ease of Doing Business. Chaubey said, “This unique initiative will benefit tourist and people to 'travel clean' on EVs who are not even EV owners and will inspire more people to buy and participate in making India surface transport green... read more

Urban Transport News

Tech for Circular Economy brings Delhi-Jaipur E-Highway:

Atal Harit Vidyut Rashtriya Mahamarg will break its own existing record of the longest EV Tech Trial Run ever conducted in the country. Dr (Smt) Parvinder Maini, Scientific Secretary, OPSA congratulated DRIIV and NHEV, an initiative under EoDB for recognizing the synergy between Science and experimenting through pilots... read more