Pune city electric vehicle readiness plan
In India’s largest state economy, Maharashtra, cities are preparing to lead the electric vehicle (EV) transition following the notification of the state’s EV policy in 2021. Pune, the second most populous city in Maharashtra, is a recognized leader on EVs and clean mobility. To implement national and state government EV policies on the ground and foster innovation in its electric mobility ecosystem, the Pune Municipal Corporation prepared the Pune City Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan with technical support from RMI and RMI India. The plan is the first of its kind for an Indian city and is planned to be implemented by the Pune City EV cell, a centralised governance body, constituted for facilitating EV ecosystem-related developments in the city and coordinating the actions of government departments, industry, and residents.