National Electric Mobility Mission (E)

Electro mobility or e-mobility is the use of electric cars, as well as e-bikes or pedelecs, electric motorbikes, e-buses, e-trucks, e-rickshaw, metro rail or trains. The common feature of all of them is that they are fully or partly driven electrically, have a means of storing energy onboard, and obtain their energy mainly from the power grid. A lot is happening, especially in terms of energy storage and charging technology. Companies and researchers are continuously working to enhance batteries in terms of their energy density and ability to charge faster. Better batteries will increase the range and reduce charging time – two crucial incentives for users. A comprehensive network of charging stations is vital if electro mobility is to become established. If more manufacturers build e-cars and batteries become cheaper, the vehicles could achieve the breakthrough within a few years. That is why the physicist and e-mobility expert Richard Randoll predicts: At least every tenth new car worldwide will be an electric one by 2022. And by 2030, India will be a leading example in the field.

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