As part of its pledge under the 2015 Paris climate agreement, India will seek to reduce its carbon footprint by 33-35 percent by 2030. A large portion of these emissions is contributed by vehicles and the increased focus on electric vehicles (EV) is an effort towards reducing this contribution.
In order to achieve this target, Electric Vehicles and making them common is being considered a significant solution. But what are electric vehicles and how do they work?
EVs run on one or more electric motors powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Just like electric devices, EVs need to plug into an external power source for charging after being used.
We can assume that just like petrol/diesel pumps, a network of charging stations will be required to give EVs access to power for the road. Because EVs do not rely on fossil fuels, they do not emit any carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), which hugely reduces air pollution as well as decrease our reliance on fossil fuels.
Here’s how EV charging contributes to our goal:
Reduced emissions and smoke:
Traditional engines utilize the combustion of gasoline or diesel which creates energy by generating harmful carbon emissions. Full electric vehicles do not require a tailpipe as their batteries don’t generate any emissions.
While electric vehicles may not contribute much to air pollution while on the road, the production of their batteries involved emissions in the past. However, manufacturers of EVs are now mindful of the carbon footprint of production and are setting regulations for manufacturing.
Conventional engines generate a fair amount of smoke and have significant wear and tear as compared to electric vehicles, saving greatly on maintenance and repair costs.
Reduced noise pollution:
EVs are almost noiseless or generate lesser noise while on the road than their conventional fossil fuel counterparts. This can lead to lesser noise pollution in crowded areas in urban and semi-urban cities.
For India, clean auto technology takes the central stage in its strategy to reduce fossil-fuel dependence and diminish air pollution in its major cities. With millions of petrol or diesel-powered vehicles being driven around the world, greenhouse emissions continue to be a threat. While this is continuing to deteriorate the environment around us, shifting to EVs that are powered by renewable energy may help us maintain a neutral carbon footprint and reduce air pollution to a great level.
Electric vehicles are seeing a boost in India and KLAUS Multiparking is supporting this transition with its new product – EV Charging Point. KLAUS EV Charging Point enables you to charge your electric cars while they are parked on the platforms of our multiparking systems.
KLAUS Multiparking offers EV Charging Points with its multilevel parking solutions (add-on) which offer the end-user comfort to charge their EV while it’s parked. This saves time and effort to look for charging points outside. People can charge their EVs overnight at residential buildings, workplaces, commercial buildings, and even public places like malls.