On 10th November 2021, India launched ‘E-Amrit’, a web portal on electric vehicles (EVs), at the ongoing COP26 Summit in Glasgow, UK. 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.
What is E-Amrit Portal ?
E-Amrit is a one-stop destination for all information on electric vehicles—busting myths around the adoption of EVs, their purchase, investment opportunities, policies, subsidies, etc. E-Amrit portal intends to complement initiatives of the government on raising awareness on EVs and sensitizing consumers on the benefits of switching to electric vehicles.
e-AMRIT (Accelerated e-Mobility Revolution for India’s Transportation) is a portal for creating awareness about electric mobility in India. The portal aims to serve as a “one-stop site” for providing all the information related to electric vehicles. The portal aims at providing you with the access to information such as policies/incentives, charging station, business requirements, etc. so that you find the transition from petrol and diesel run vehicles to electric vehicles easier.
By providing access to information, the e-AMRIT portal assists the users to:
- Switch to electric vehicles by providing insights about electric vehicle technologies, types of electric vehicles, insurance options, and financing options.
- Set up the electric vehicle or associated enterprise by providing insights on the key initiatives of central and state governments.
- Assess the benefits of electric vehicles with uniquely designed tools to determine the users’ savings with electric vehicles compared to petrol/diesel vehicle
- Get all the information on the Indian electric vehicle market and industry and the key developments driving the e-mobility ecosystem forward.
The e-AMRIT portal is accessible through different devices such as PCs, mobile phones, and tablets and includes support for assistive technologies such as screen readers.
Recently, India has taken many initiatives to accelerate the decarbonisation of transport and adoption of electric mobility in the country. Schemes such as FAME and PLI are especially important in creating an ecosystem for the early adoption of EVs. NITI Aayog intends to add more features and introduce innovative tools to make the portal more interactive and user-friendly.