India launched ‘E-Amrit’, a web portal on electric vehicles (EVs), on 10th November 2021, at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, UK. Its launching programme was attended by UK High-Level Climate Action Champion Nigel Topping and NITI Aayog Adviser Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha.
What is the E-Amrit portal?
The E-Amrit portal is a one-stop destination for all information on electric vehicles. It will work for busting myths around EV adoption, 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.
Aim of E-Amrit Portal
E-Amrit is the government’s initiative to raise awareness on EVs and sensitize consumers on the benefits of switching to electric vehicles. In recent days India has taken many initiatives to accelerate the decarbonization of transport and the adoption of electric mobility. Schemes such as FAME and PLI are especially important in creating an ecosystem for the early adoption of Electric Vehicles.
NITI Aayog intends to add more features and introduce innovative tools to make the portal more interactive and user-friendly.