Announcement of Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) Study

Presently in India, the focus is on unidirectional charging and the next step would be towards smart charging, followed by bidirectional charging. Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) is the technology that enables an onboard EV battery to discharge energy back to the grid, home, building or any other type of load. The V2X technology is in the nascent stages in international countries as pilots and demonstration projects. Some academic institutions are undertaking projects on V2X concepts and researching this topic. Before the implementation of V2X, it is important to understand the technology and its economic feasibility.

In this light, GIZ India has initiated a study ‘Development of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) in India – Technology review, Techno-commercial analysis, Guidelines and Recommendations’ which aims to understand the prospect of V2X in India. This study would focus on a detailed review of the V2X technology and its applications, techno-economic analysis, and recommendations to facilitate V2X implementation in India. Identification and assessment of gaps and requirements in India in technical, policy and regulatory areas would be included. The key outcome of this study is to develop ‘V2X Implementation Guidelines for India’.

The V2X study was started on 19 November 2021 and it would be carried out under the India component of the Nationally Determined Contribution-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project, for over 8 months. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), the NDC-TIA is a joint project of seven organisations with the engagement of China, India, and Vietnam. This V2X study is carried out by a consortium comprising Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in India (IITB), with the support of international experts from Next Dimension, Cardiff University and Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark.

For more information please contact Ms. Sahana L, sahana.l(at)