Vehicle Grid Integration - A New Frontier For Electric Mobility In India
The ever-escalating energy demand, coupled with concerns regarding increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the use of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) driven vehicles, has forced mankind to look for alternative energy options for mobility. This, in turn, has paved the path for electrification of road transport. Electric Vehicles (EVs) are considered a clean mode of transport, as well as an environmentally friendly option to tackle the problem of poor air quality. Moreover, low maintenance and operating costs, as compared to ICE vehicles, are an additional benefit associated with EVs (Teixeira ACR, 2016). This report discusses EVs as a potential grid resource for India.