Telangana Launches Electric Vehicle Web Portal and Roadmap
UK Cabinet Minister Nigel Adams, Special Chief Secretary (Energy) of Telangana Sunil Sharma on Saturday launched ‘TSEV’, Telangana’s first electric mobility awareness web portal under a collaborative scheme.
The TSEV web portal is a dedicated one-stop destination to engage end users and businesses in Telangana State to be part of the electric vehicle revolution. The portal was developed by NITI Aayog as part of a collaborative knowledge exchange program with the UK government under the joint UK-India Roadmap 2030 signed by the Prime Ministers of the two countries.
The web portal is intended to complement the e-AMRIT portal on state-level electric vehicle awareness and consumer awareness of the benefits of switching to electric vehicles. Through the portal, the Telangana government aims to help end-users and businesses switch to electric vehicles by providing useful information on policies and regulations, nearby charging stations, news, announcements and resources specific to the state.
Meanwhile, according to officials, the portal also allows users to share their content and suggestions and enables a two-way mechanism for government interaction with end users. Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd (TSREDCO) intends to add more features and introduce innovative tools to make the portal more interactive and user-friendly.
The TSEV web portal will be hosted by TSREDCO, the nodal agency responsible for setting up charging stations in the state and facilitating the scaling up of electric vehicles. As part of the knowledge exchange program, officials from TSREDCO and a number of state government departments shared best practices and expertise with experts from Coventry City Council (UK) at the start of this year.
Experts from Coventry City Council highlighted policies and technologies being adopted in Coventry to adopt electric vehicles like super-fast charging centres, electric city council fleet data collection and more.
Mr. Sunil Sharma and Mr. Nigel Adams also launched the roadmap report for transforming Hyderabad into a global flagship city for electric vehicles during the event. The roadmap represents a step-by-step plan for the city of Hyderabad to become a global flagship city for EVs in India and showcases lessons learned from UK e-mobility best practices. Its findings and recommendations would help attract investment, create jobs and reduce CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions throughout the life of vehicles by 2030 for Telangana.
TSREDCO Vice President and Managing Director K. Janaiah, Project Director Ramakrishna, Project Director, Deputy High Commissioner for UK Hyderabad Andrew Fleming, Deputy Chief of Mission Varun Mali and others were present.