Isha Kulkarni

Isha Kulkarni

Senior Associate
  • India

Isha is an Senior Associate with RMI India. She works on mobility projects and contributes to the organisation’s editorial vertical.


Prior to RMI India, she was working on projects improving energy planning of UK social housing, developing bus rapid transit in China and designing a net-zero energy building for the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon as part of her integrated masters on sustainable infrastructure. She has completed internships supporting sustainable finance in Africa and resource-efficient agriculture in Brazil during the course of her studies.


Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (International Programme) from University College London

Key awards

Received international recognition for volunteering on youth and student engagement at various NGOs including Engineers Without Borders


New Delhi, India

Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

Greening India’s Home and Vehicle Demand with Low-cost Finance

Pursuing low-carbon development is central to India’s Paris Agreement climate goals. In this pursuit, net-zero energy buildings (NZEBs) and electric vehicles (EVs) are the two high-leverage areas. The ability to deliver vast emission reductions across rural and urban settings has brought NZEBs and EVs to the centre of the climate…

Outlet Blog Post

Paving the Path to Efficient Urban Freight Systems

Goods movement is an integral part of the urban economy. The rising urban population and the growth of sectors such as e-commerce, construction, and manufacturing have made logistics vehicles ubiquitous in our cities. With this, logistics vehicles’ impacts on urban liveability are becoming more pronounced. Chiefly, urban freight vehicles are…

Outlet Blog Post

Electric Vehicles May be the Answer to Rising Fuel Prices

This article was originally published in the EMobility+ magazine (page 42-43).  Over the last two months, India’s second wave of COVID-19 has brought urban areas to a standstill. The public health and socioeconomic impacts of the lockdown have been devastating for families across the country. Now, as we slowly…

Outlet Blog Post

Impact of Subsidies on Electric Cars in Delhi

The Government of India has been taking various steps to drive the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in India for the past few years. However, the sales of electric cars in the country continue to be very low—only around 3,500 a year—as compared to those of conventional internal combustion engine…

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