Delhi Government, RMI India and Rocky Mountain Institute are working with 40 mobility providers for Urban Mobility Lab
Solution providers from across India will develop innovative mobility solutions for Delhi to reinforce its efforts to address vehicular pollution
New Delhi, Delhi June 20, 2019—Forty mobility solution providers from across India have been selected as participants in an Urban Mobility Lab to develop innovative passenger and freight mobility solutions for Delhi. The solution providers and working group will convene 26–27 June 2019 for a workshop to support the development and implementation of mobility pilot projects that can complement the efforts to address vehicular pollution.
The workshop, which is in partnership with the Delhi government, will be jointly held by the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC-Delhi), RMI India and Rocky Mountain Institute. RMI India has a collaborative relationship with Rocky Mountain Institute and the two entities have been working together on mobility projects.
Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson, Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC-Delhi), will be among the dignitaries inaugurating the Urban Mobility Lab. Speaking about the event, Shah said, “Clean transport is one of the Delhi Government’s top priorities. We are working to make Delhi’s transportation system more affordable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Becoming the electric vehicle capital of India is one of our goals. We expect the Urban Mobility Lab to help us implement innovative mobility solutions for the city.”
Further explaining the objectives of the event, Clay Stranger, India Program Director, Rocky Mountain Institute, said, “India is positioned to become a leader in the global transition to shared, electric and connected mobility. This transition will create significant economic, social and environmental benefits for Indian cities. Delhi is on the leading edge of this transition. RMI aims to support and accelerate the city’s progress by developing a number of impactful pilot projects through the Urban Mobility Lab.”
Nine passenger mobility solution providers were shortlisted out of a competitive pool of over 50 applicants to participate in the passenger segment of the Urban Mobility Lab. They are: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), Ezy Mov, IIIT-Delhi, Lithium Urban Technologies, Ola Electric Mobility, SmartE, Sun Mobility and Piaggio, VA-YU and Yulu. These solution providers were shortlisted on the basis of their alignment with the mobility priorities for the city, near-term feasibility and potential social and environmental impact, among other criteria. The proposed solutions range from mobility data apps to shared electric mobility services.
For the freight segment, the Urban Mobility Lab will focus on the electrification of last-mile delivery services in Delhi. It will involve a variety of stakeholders, including leading e-commerce players, logistics firms, vehicle manufacturers, charging infrastructure and battery swapping providers and local electric distribution companies.
At the 26–27 June workshop, government officials and private-sector participants will work together to build shared understanding and alignment, advance pilot projects to test new mobility solutions on the ground and generate insights to inform state and national policy frameworks.
About Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi
The Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) is a premier think-tank of the Government of NCT of Delhi and advises the government in finding sustainable, people-centric solutions to the critical development challenges facing Delhi.
About Rocky Mountain Institute India
Rocky Mountain Institute is an independent, apolitical, nonprofit think-and-do tank that transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure future.
About RMI India
RMI India is an independent think-and-do tank that works with diverse stakeholders to support India’s clean energy transition. RMI India takes inspiration from and collaborates with Rocky Mountain Institute, a 40-year-old non-governmental organization.
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