A Critical Review - Smart Charging Strategies and Technologies for Electric Vehicles

GIZ India, in cooperation with NITI Aayog, the Government of India and Tata Power has released the first report titled, A Critical Review: Smart Charging Strategies and Technologies for Electric Vehicles (EVs), under an ongoing study - “Simulation-based study to evaluate the effects of E-mobility smart charging strategies”. The report focuses on concepts of smart charging, a review of various smart charging strategies and approaches for EVs, smart charging technologies, and related commercially available smart charging products. The report also focuses on the gaps in Indian regulation policies for the smart charging perspective.

The report is a part of “The Nationally Determined Contribution-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA)” programme, funded under the International Climate Initiative (IKI) by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), and comprising of seven organisations with project partner countries including India, China, and VietNam. The study is carried out by a consortium led by Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE, Kassel, Germany, and supported by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in India (IITB), Universidad Pontificia Comillas (IIT Comillas) in Madrid, Spain, and Technical University Denmark (DTU) in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The virtual event had participation from Dr. Steffen Koch, Minister - Head of the Department for Economic & Global Affairs Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, where he highlighted the cooperation between Germany and India through various green initiatives. Mr. Sudhendhu Jyoti Sinha, Advisor, Infrastructure Connectivity & Electric Mobility vertical, NITI Aayog, released the report along with a keynote address. Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power, mentioned Tata Power’s plans to continue to focus on innovation and a collaborative approach to E-mobility in the country. The technical session of the event had presentations from expert organisations including Fraunhofer IEE, IITB, IIT Comillas, and DTU.

The report and the contents of the webinar are available here.

For more information please contact Ms. Shweta Kalia, shweta.kalia(at)giz.de and Ms. Sahana L, sahana.l(at)giz.de.