Project Identifiers1. Project Name:
India Electric 3-Wheeler Market Launch Phase
2. GEF Implementing Agency:
3. Country or countries in which the project isbeing implemented:
4. Country eligibility:
India ratified the ClimateChange Convention on 01 November 1993
5. GEF focal area(s):
6. Operational program/Strategic areas of support:
OP 11 Promoting Sustainable Transport and Reducing Incremental Cost/ Clean TechnologyPromotion;
7. Project linkage to national priorities, action plans, and programs:
The transportation sector accounts for a significant proportion local urban pollution and GHG emissionsin India and its contribution is likely to grow in the coming years. The 2- and 3- wheelers continue tooccupy a major share of the population of road transport vehicles. Several steps have been taken by theCentral and State Governments to control vehicular emissions viz. enforcement of progressively stringent emission standards, banning of registrations of new 3-wheelers in Delhi from 1996, and the promotion of various types of alternative fuels(electric, CNG, LPG). Restrictive norms are being enacted against conventional vehicles, with Supreme Court rulings phasing out older vehicles. Other major cities areconsidering similar strategies for commercial vehicles (including 3-wheelers). These regulatoryconstraints have resulted in limited availability of conventional 3-wheelers, and 2-wheelers are now facing similar regulatory pressures. This project aims at leveraging the Government effort by promotingclean transportation through a market introduction of electric 3-wheelers
8. GEF national operational focal point and date of country endorsement:
Ministry of Forests(MoEF) / Endorsed on 09 April, 2003.
Project Objectives and Activities9. Project rationale and objectives:
To improve quality of life of commuters anddrivers through reduced local, and, globalGHG, emissions.
1) Launch of a critical mass of electric 3-Wheelers in Delhi and other cities, and, marketanalysis2) Sustainable manufacturing, operational, andmaintenance infrastructure to support agrowing market
Increased utilisation of electric 3-Wheelervehicles to replace fossil fuel powered vehiclesin major cities of India and other parts of Asiasuch as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and others.
1) Decrease in transport related local pollutionand CO
emissions resulting from deployment2) Increased investment in, and demand for,electric 3-Wheeler vehicles3) Creation of mass production component supplymanufacturing base to feed existing 3-Wheelerindustry4) Socio-economic impact and job creation
10. Project outcomes:
1) Mitigate urban air pollution and attendanthealth effects2) Significantly reduce CO
emissions due toelimination of IC engine vehicles3) Enhance industrial capacity for commercialintroduction of electric 3-wheelers
:1) Successful launch of electric 3-wheelers inDelhi and other Indian cities2) Positive feedback from drivers and customersof electric 3-wheelers3) Positive feedback from dealers andmaintenance shops regarding experience withelectric 3-wheelers support