India Launches E-Amrit Portal, A One-Stop Destination On Electric Vehicles


India on Wednesday (10 November) launched ‘E-Amrit’ (Accelerated e-Mobility Revolution for India’s Transportation), a web portal on electric vehicles (EVs), at the ongoing COP26 Summit in Glasgow, UK.

E-Amrit is a one-stop destination for all information on electric vehicles like busting myths around the adoption of EVs, their purchase, investment opportunities, policies, subsidies, etc.

The portal has been developed and hosted by NITI Aayog under a collaborative knowledge exchange programme with the UK government and as part of the UK–India Joint Roadmap 2030, signed by the Prime Ministers of the two countries.

According to the portal, in India, over 7.96 lakh EVs were registered and around 1,800 EV charging stations have been installed.

“E-Amrit intends to complement the government initiatives on raising awareness about EVs and sensitising consumers on the benefits of switching to e-mobility,” NITI Aayog said.

“In the recent past, India has undertaken many initiatives to accelerate the decarbonisation of transport and the adoption of electric mobility. Schemes such as FAME and PLI played an important role in creating an ecosystem for the early adoption of EVs,” it added.

Besides policies, finance or insurance options, business models etc, E-Amrit has features like a charging map showing the location of nearby EV charging stations and a journey cost calculator. NITI Aayog intends to add more features and introduce innovative tools to make the portal more interactive and user-friendly.