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Accelerating adoption of Electric Vehicles

Electric Trucking Coalition: Facilitating the E-Trucks Ecosystem in India

India Electric Truck Coalition is a multi-stakeholder group led by representatives from Electric Truck OEMs, and Logistics Service Providers (including transport fleet operators) and other Electric truck sector stakeholders. The main objective of the coalition is to improve adoption of e-trucks among the stakeholders through inclusive participation by all stakeholder groups in the country.

The key activities under the program include,
• Establishment of a Chapter and improve collaboration among key stakeholders
• Developing a road map for electric trucks in India and target setting based on the roadmap
• Developing Tools to evaluate the progress
• Policy recommendations for the uptake of electric trucks through continuous engagement of the stakeholders

Electrification of Trucks for Cement Sector in India

CII-Godrej GBC, as part of its efforts in promoting world class energy efficiency initiatives in cement plants, has initiated a project on developing Electrification of Trucks in Cement Industry. Any developing nation is in correlation with its infrastructure development, which increases the demand for cement. Hence, the cement industry plays a very crucial role in a nations growth. Cement is one of the eight core industrial sectors of the country, it is energy and emissions intensive, and hard to abate.

CII-Godrej GBC, in partnership with International Sustainable Energy Foundation, and other stakeholders, undertook the estimation of average GHG emissions based on the Detailed Energy Audit carried out in various cement groups, and also from public available data, to identify reduction opportunities.

The average emission intensity of Indian cement sector is 0.67 tCO2e/t of cement in the year. The Indian Cement Industry is the second largest in the world accounting to an installed capacity of 545.7 MTPA and actual cement production of 381 MTPA (FY22E). The total GHG emissions (considering the production) accounts to 225.7 tCO2e each year. Indian cement industry is responsible for 7-8% of the national emissions. In last few years, Indian cement industry has predominantly adopted various key initiatives to reduce the emissions and holds on with India’s strategic plan to become Net Zero by 2070.

In India, Automobile tailpipe emissions account to 7% of the Indian emissions, this is increasing at a rate of 6% annually. Efficient and seamless logistics management is vital for businesses to ensure timely and cost-effective services. For the Cement Industry, logistics costs can go as high as 30-35% in final cement cost. Selection of an efficient delivery model is, therefore, important for Cement manufacturers, which may involve optimizing technology, processes and methods.

Cement dispatch trucks typically travel between 200-300 km on their dispatch route. They also spend time idling while loading, at tolls, etc. These trucks are typically owned by the cement company itself or are procured through fleet operators. Thus, the cement sector can directly change or influence the change to a significant number of e-trucks.

Funded By: International Sustainable Energy Foundation

Duration: 2023-2024

Thematic Area: Resource Efficiency, Cleaner Production, GHG Mitigation