Inviting applications for the SAREP Grants Annual Program Statement (APS) – FY2024. For more information click Here.
Opportunities: I. Request for Proposal (RFP) – Development of a web and desktop application for Cybersecurity Posture Assessment Tool (CPAT). For more information click here. Last date: June 19, 2024.      ||      II. Request for Proposal (RFP) – Enhancing NIYANTRAC - Energy Management Application for Indian Railways. For more information click here. Last date: June 26, 2024.

E-Mobility

The stakeholder consultation on “Scaling International Footprint of Made-In-India Electric Buses” took place on April 24 in Mumbai. The event was organized by USAID’s South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP) program in partnership with Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL). The consultation aimed to bring together Indian bus manufacturers and stakeholders to discuss the potential for international expansion of the Indian electric bus industry, with a focus on export-related challenges and opportunities.

During the consultation, participants explored essential aspects necessary for the successful export of Indian-manufactured electric buses. They assessed the export readiness of Indian Bus OEMs, their ability to meet international demands while maintaining quality, and the challenges of integrating into domestic markets to balance local demand and export capabilities.

Stakeholders evaluated the financial aspects of exporting electric buses, including necessary government support and fiscal incentives to enhance global competitiveness. They also reviewed technical specifications for different international markets to ensure that Indian electric buses could meet international standards and the specific needs of different regions.

The discussions covered the requirements for aligning with Indian homologation standards and adapting to the specifications of importing countries. Establishing robust contractual frameworks, secure payment mechanisms, and long-term Annual Maintenance Contracts (AMC) were highlighted as essential components for successful international transactions.

There was a strong emphasis on the need for manufacturers to develop strong distribution networks and after-sales service facilities in export markets, ensuring the reliability and attractiveness of Indian electric buses abroad, as well as fostering long-term partnerships and customer satisfaction.

The goal of these comprehensive discussions was to provide Indian electric bus manufacturers with the insights and strategies needed to effectively expand their international footprint, meet global standards, and fulfil global demands.

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May 2, 2024

Stakeholder consultation on “Scaling International Footprint of Made-In-India Electric Buses”

The stakeholder consultation on “Scaling International Footprint of Made-In-India Electric Buses” took place on April 24 in Mumbai. The event was organized by USAID’s South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP) […]
April 23, 2024
EV Integration

Knowledge Series on EV Integration – Challenges and Way Ahead for Utilities in South Asia

The Knowledge Series on EV Integration – Challenges and Way Ahead for Utilities in South Asia, organized by USAID’s South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP) program and the South Asia […]
January 8, 2024

COP28 Side Event on ‘Payment Security Mechanism for Procurement and Operation of e-Buses in India’

Electrification of public transport will play a key role in mitigating pollution and contribute to India’s 2070 net-zero commitment. India’s National Electric Bus Program aims to deploy 50,000 e-Buses by […]
September 26, 2023
NTP09556

Accelerating Deployment of Electric Buses in India: The United States and India Collaborate to Expand e-Mobility

In a significant step towards sustainable and eco-friendly transportation, the Government of India announced NEBP with a vision to deploy 50,000 electric buses in India by 2027. This is a […]
August 24, 2023
Capacity Building for EV Charging Station Deployment

Capacity Building for EV Charging Station Deployment Charging Station Assessment Tool (CSAT) Training

USAID through its SAREP Program aims to facilitate targeted action and drive systemic change by supporting key stakeholders on electric mobility initiatives. Moreover, the Government of India (GoI) launched, the […]
August 3, 2023
Accelerating EV Adoption in Bhutan

Panel discussion on ‘Accelerating EV Adoption in Bhutan’ at FAB23 in Bhutan

Bhutan is one of the few countries in the world who have committed to be carbon neutral and have achieved this status since 2011. With almost 99.9% fossil fuel-dependent vehicles, […]
March 22, 2023
STUs

E-mobility Investment Mobilization Platform: Report Launch and Investor Discussions

USAID, through its South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP) Program, in association with Invest India, has created an investment mobilization platform. Under this, an event titled ‘E-Mobility Investment Mobilization Platform: […]
October 15, 2022
The investor roundtable held on 6th Oct in Washington – E-mobility sector

The investor roundtable held on 6th Oct in Washington – E-mobility sector

An investor roundtable concentrating on the e-mobility sector in India was held in Washington on October 6, 2022 on the side lines of the US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (USISCEP). […]
August 31, 2022
Electric Vehicles

Stakeholder Consultation on EV Financing

USAID SAREP organized a stakeholder consultation titled `EV Financing – Opportunities and Challenges’on August 22, 2022 in New Delhi. The event was conducted in partnership with NITI Aayog and chaired by Mr. […]