Akshima Ghate

Senior Principal
  • India

Akshima Ghate is a Delhi-based Senior Principal, where she leads research, analysis, and partner engagement. She provides leadership to RMI India’s on-going initiatives with the government agencies at national and sub-national level, which aim to transform mobility trajectory of Indian cities to a shared, clean and people-centric path.


Prior to joining RMI India, Akshima was working as a Senior Fellow and Associate Director at the Transport and Urban Governance Division of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi. At TERI, Akshima led policy research studies focusing on promotion of sustainable and low-carbon development of transport systems for the Govt. of India, state governments, multilateral and bilateral financing agencies and corporate organizations. She has contributed to several important reports of the Government of India and UN. She was a contributing author of the ‘India Transport Report: Moving India to 2032’ prepared by the National Transport Development Policy Committee of the Government of India. She has published several policy briefs, articles, research papers and reports on policy issues related to promotion of sustainable transport. She also serves on several committees set up by the Govt. of India and international agencies.

In the past, Akshima has also been associated with the TERI University as an Associate Faculty and has been taking guest lectures at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, Institute of Urban Transport (India) and International Center for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED), Jaipur.


Master in Planning with specialisation in Environmental Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India
Bachelor of Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India

Key awards

Goodwill ambassador, Spain-India Council Foundation
Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency


New Delhi, India

Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

Incentives, Choices and EMIs – The ICE Recipe for Electric Vehicles

This article was coauthored by Anand GCP, COO, Micelio Mobility and originally published on ET Auto and The Economic Times.  Across the world, merely 8,000 electric cars were sold in 2010 but the decade ended with the sale of about 20 lakh such vehicles. While Norway crossed the…

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Outlet Blog Post

Opportunities for Cleaner, More Efficient Freight Transport in India

This article was coauthored by Pranav Lakhina and Samhita Shiledar of RMI. India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Driven by the rising demand for goods and services in India, demand for freight transport is expected to grow fivefold over the next three decades. While…

Outlet Blog Post

Maharashtra’s New EV Policy to Bolster Supply and Demand

This OpEd was originally published on CNBCTV18.com. Maharashtra unveiled its new Electric Vehicle Policy earlier this week. With an ambition to electrify 10 percent of the state’s new vehicle registrations in 2025, the policy holds significance given the state’s leading position in India’s automotive manufacturing landscape and vehicle market.

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Last-mile 2.0 in post COVID times: Operating with lesser cash, gig workforce and demand

This article was co-authored by Anand Ganapathy Chennira, Chief Operating Officer, Micelio. It was originally published on CNBCTV18.com.  Last-mile 2.0 would essentially need to steer through these unprecedented times by surviving the crisis, transforming and evolving their business strategy, and emerging as resilient businesses when some normalcy returns.

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