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Government Launches e-AMRIT to Boost Electric Vehicle Awareness along with Interesting Features

With the launch of e-AMRIT will people start switching to Electric Vehicles faster? Well, the e-AMRIT portal definitely has all the potential to grow awareness.

by FighterMan Updated: 18 Nov, 2021, 09:54 IST
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The Indian Central Government on 10th November 2021 launched the e-AMRIT portal in the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, UK. This portal is managed by NITI Aayog. Moreover, it is the outcome of the UK-India Joint Roadmap 2030 which was signed by the Prime Ministers of both the countries.

e-AMRIT Electric Vehicles India Portal

What is e-AMRIT?

e-AMRIT is a portal for Indian EV (electric vehicle) enthusiasts. It has been launched by the government as a medium to create awareness on adoption of EVs. Additionally, this portal gives valuable information regarding various queries surrounding EVs. e-AMRIT stands for ‘Accelerated e-Mobility Revolution for India’s Transportation’.

The portal starts with the prime minister’s quote “The World Is Now In The Middle Of A New Mobility Revolution”. This clearly is to make people aware of India’s EV revolution vision aimed at a better future. You can also go through the list of Top 5 Best Electric Scooters in India 2021 with Comparison.

e-AMRIT Portal Highlights

Next up, the portal gives key highlights on why people should adopt EVs as shown below.


  • Electric Vehicles are Simple : lightweight | hassle-free | easy to refill
  • Electric Vehicles are Safe : around 0.006% of EVs have caught fire compared to 0.07% of internal combustion vehicles (report by NFPA, U.S.)
  • Best for Daily Commute : Top Up-basis recharge | upto 60-110 km on single chargejoin DesiDime telegram for fast Deals
  • Electric Vehicles are Cost-effective : High competition so reduced prices (2&3 wheelers) | 4-wheeler commercial EVs are economical | reduced battery prices (future prediction)
  • Convenient EV Charging : Indian Power Ministry promises at least 1 EV charging station in every 3x3 km grid in urban areas | EV fast charging technology in works

Staggering EV Numbers shared by the Government. You can also check Ola Electric Scooters Launched in India: Price, Online Reservation, Pre-Book, and other details.

EVs Registered

7.96 Lakhs

State Electric Vehicle Policies Drafted or Notified

25+ States

EV Manufacturers in India

380

EV Charging Stations Installed

1800

Kilograms of CO2 reduced under Fame I and Fame II scheme

191.5M

EV Sales in FY 21-22

1.32% of all vehicle sales

e-AMRIT Portal Features

We have selected some of the key e-AMRIT Portal Features as shown below.

  • EV Selector : Helps in finding the best electric vehicle for an individual. It includes 2, 3, and 4 wheeler EVs.
  • Home Charger Selector : To suit your flat/bungalow/chawl/office/etc.
  • Cost Calculator : Calculate your daily EV ride cost and compare it with non-EV cost to measure savings | Calculate home and public charging costs
  • Public Charging Stations Locator : Helps you find the most convenient EV charging station. You can also locate all the stations.
  • EV Financing Options
  • EV Insurance Options
  • EV Incentives

Therefore, the government is clearly on the move to boost Electric Vehicle adoption in the country. What do you think about this move and about the e-AMRIT portal? Please do share your views below. You can also read the official e-AMRIT press release by NITI Aayog.

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Deal Subedar Deal Subedar

I dont know how EVs can reduce the pollution in india?

Many people do not know that in india 70-80% of electricity is generated through non-convential sources of energy primarly coal.

So essentially coal will use polluting the env instead of Petrol in addition to pollution created while manufacture of batteries (toxic chemcials)

P.S. I am a fan of EVs. But Govt. Should work on solar energy more as of now.

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Govt is already working in Solar Energy, every weeks we heard new solar park construct news, Floating Solar power now also started in India,

but govt should focus on Wind Energy. Solar power only work in day time and also not working in cloudy weather or rainy season.

Offshore wind farms is the best solution (you get clean and stable air in ocean) -

New design single turbine now give 12 MW power and recently Siemens claim their upcoming turbine give 15 MW power (single turbine).

https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/722726/medium/80805301OdLWe1.jpg?1636722240

3rd thing – Hydro power, Govt should build more Hydro power Dams and also install Floating Solar panels on Hydro dams.

4th thing – National grid, High voltage Direct Current (HVDC). The biggest drawback currently in renewable energy is that we shut down our renewable energy power plant most of the time. If we connect every Indian states with HVDC link then we won’t need to shut down our renewable energy power plant during off peak or peak hours.

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InvestPotato wrote:

I dont know how EVs can reduce the pollution in india?

Many people do not know that in india 70-80% of electricity is generated through non-convential sources of energy primarly coal.

So essentially coal will use polluting the env instead of Petrol in addition to pollution created while manufacture of batteries (toxic chemcials)

P.S. I am a fan of EVs. But Govt. Should work on solar energy more as of now.

relax. there was a recent study that confirmed that even coal generated electricity is far better than burning oil. so electric is good for now. just that we have to reduce dependency on foreign companies for the components.

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danishsharma201868 wrote:

Does it tell about states subsidy? (

asking the real questions here. they don’t take action on stubble burning farmers but launch such portals to show off.

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unless the technology matures, there is nothing much we can see in the upcoming days. battery costs are high for now. things are ok but what about the power? do we have enough electricity to power millions of vehicles? do we have that network planned? do we have alternate methods to generate electricity? it seems to me that we have just jumped into the western narrative a little too early. it takes a generation or 2 to switch completely. in between hybrid vehicles are a really good bridge. but we have chosen to abandon them overnight. vehicles like prius could have been wonderful alternatives meanwhile.

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CNG is such a clean fuel and govt never rolled out pumps in sufficient numbers for last decade for people to benefit .
Electric is no different.

Just a new way to burn tax payers money on advertisement with a smiley face of a man.

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InvestPotato wrote:

I dont know how EVs can reduce the pollution in india?

Many people do not know that in india 70-80% of electricity is generated through non-convential sources of energy primarly coal.

So essentially coal will use polluting the env instead of Petrol in addition to pollution created while manufacture of batteries (toxic chemcials)

P.S. I am a fan of EVs. But Govt. Should work on solar energy more as of now.

Data here shows 60% and coal is conventional energy source
https://powermin.gov.in/en/content/power-sector....
I do agree future is all about renewable energy sources.

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InvestPotato wrote:

I dont know how EVs can reduce the pollution in india?

Many people do not know that in india 70-80% of electricity is generated through non-convential sources of energy primarly coal.

So essentially coal will use polluting the env instead of Petrol in addition to pollution created while manufacture of batteries (toxic chemcials)

P.S. I am a fan of EVs. But Govt. Should work on solar energy more as of now.

The source of electricity generation can be changed, but if we dont switch to ev, even changing the electricity source wont help. Using ev will allow to decouple the non renewable power source and the responsibility of clean fuel will now lie on the power generation source.

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More pollution by EV, indirectly, due to lithium battery.

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abhishek012 wrote:

Govt is already working in Solar Energy, every weeks we heard new solar park construct news, Floating Solar power now also started in India,

but govt should focus on Wind Energy. Solar power only work in day time and also not working in cloudy weather or rainy season.

Offshore wind farms is the best solution (you get clean and stable air in ocean) -

New design single turbine now give 12 MW power and recently Siemens claim their upcoming turbine give 15 MW power (single turbine).

https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/722726/medium/80805301OdLWe1.jpg?1636722240

3rd thing – Hydro power, Govt should build more Hydro power Dams and also install Floating Solar panels on Hydro dams.

4th thing – National grid, High voltage Direct Current (HVDC). The biggest drawback currently in renewable energy is that we shut down our renewable energy power plant most of the time. If we connect every Indian states with HVDC link then we won’t need to shut down our renewable energy power plant during off peak or peak hours.

@InvestPotato

Solar needs more land. New technology and invention like transperant panels and flexible panels can do the work.
But main question where you will store energy?
Battery costs high, rare elements of Earth’s, produce more pollution.
Similar situation for wind farming.
Hydro power is a waste, and there are more disadvantages.

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nOne123 wrote:

Solar needs more land. New technology and invention like transperant panels and flexible panels can do the work.
But main question where you will store energy?
Battery costs high, rare elements of Earth’s, produce more pollution.
Similar situation for wind farming.
Hydro power is a waste, and there are more disadvantages.

That’s why i suggest National grid, High voltage Direct Current (HVDC) system.

There is no need to store energy, if we connect every Indian state with HVDC link then any state will be able to sell its electricity all over India

Suppose the demand increases in New Delhi during peak hours but at the same time the demand in Bangalore becomes very limited. Bangalore will sell its electricity to New Delhi and later when the demand for Bangalore increases, Bangalore will buy electricity from New Delhi or any other Indian states.

India has already connected very few cities with HVDC link. Now we need to do it at the national level.

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abhishek012 wrote:

That’s why i suggest National grid, High voltage Direct Current (HVDC) system.

There is no need to store energy, if we connect every Indian state with HVDC link then any state will be able to sell its electricity all over India

Suppose the demand increases in New Delhi during peak hours but at the same time the demand in Bangalore becomes very limited. Bangalore will sell its electricity to New Delhi and later when the demand for Bangalore increases, Bangalore will buy electricity from New Delhi or any other Indian states.

India has already connected very few cities with HVDC link. Now we need to do it at the national level.

And I didn’t replied to this statement because there is no major flaw as of now.
It’s already build in china as usual. 110v dc and 230v ac both should be used at consumer end and it will take time. “Time” is the only thing that we don’t have.

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abhishek012 wrote:

That’s why i suggest National grid, High voltage Direct Current (HVDC) system.

There is no need to store energy, if we connect every Indian state with HVDC link then any state will be able to sell its electricity all over India

Suppose the demand increases in New Delhi during peak hours but at the same time the demand in Bangalore becomes very limited. Bangalore will sell its electricity to New Delhi and later when the demand for Bangalore increases, Bangalore will buy electricity from New Delhi or any other Indian states.

India has already connected very few cities with HVDC link. Now we need to do it at the national level.

Already our entire nation is connected in 1 grid (HVAC technology) what ever points u mentioned about selling it’s already there. HVDC is just another technology used to reduce power losses in transmission lines.

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jesikumar wrote:

Already our entire nation is connected in 1 grid (HVAC technology) what ever points u mentioned about selling it’s already there. HVDC is just another technology used to reduce power losses in transmission lines.

You cannot send electricity from Bangalore to Delhi in HVAC technology. That’s why i suggest HVDC technology.

Currently, we shut down our renewable energy power plants most of the time due to very low demand.

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ontherocks wrote:

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Even if there are charging station I see a long queue for a long time or no space to charge sob

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Well now you guys know why Gov is hell bent on raising fuel prices to record levels. Instead of giving discounts on EV vehicles, they have made sure people pay the price to buy non ev. Now they can easily compare the running costs and show you the profits you will make.

  • Car Companies happy (they will get fast ev adapters)
  • Government happy because of fast filling coffers.
  • Citizens happy : to calculate the energy savings
  • environmentalist happy : ev adaptation more
    Etc..

I will say it’s an invisible master stroke, whoever is in the think tank, I will appreciate this.

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InvestPotato wrote:

I dont know how EVs can reduce the pollution in india?

Many people do not know that in india 70-80% of electricity is generated through non-convential sources of energy primarly coal.

So essentially coal will use polluting the env instead of Petrol in addition to pollution created while manufacture of batteries (toxic chemcials)

P.S. I am a fan of EVs. But Govt. Should work on solar energy more as of now.

This is initial stage. Evs will not flood the market anytime soon. It will take time and in mean time like @abhishek012 bhai mentioned we will have more and more Solar/Wind power generation source smile

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Dastro wrote:

This is initial stage. Evs will not flood the market anytime soon. It will take time and in mean time like @abhishek012 bhai mentioned we will have more and more Solar/Wind power generation source smile

My 5th point, Fission is a future of clean, renewable energy.

Fission is physical processes that produce massive amounts of energy from atoms.

Fission yield millions of times more energy than other sources through nuclear reactions.

Uranium and plutonium are most commonly used for fission reactions in nuclear power reactors because they are easy to initiate and control.

The energy released by fission in these reactors heats water into steam. The steam is used to spin a turbine to produce carbon-free electricity. smile

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dddeal wrote:

Even if there are charging station I see a long queue for a long time or no space to charge sob

Here are 2 interesting facts that Indian people need to understand - smile

1) 80% to 90% of Indians use their car daily for a max of 40 to 60 kms.

2) You can easily recharge your car in your home at night, No need for charging stations.

EV success in European countries because they are well educated and understand this. 90% of people in Europe do not need charging stations to recharge their car. grinning

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abhishek012 wrote:

You cannot send electricity from Bangalore to Delhi in HVAC technology.

Why not? That’s the whole point of a national grid right?

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sharath2k2 wrote:

relax. there was a recent study that confirmed that even coal generated electricity is far better than burning oil. so electric is good for now. just that we have to reduce dependency on foreign companies for the components.

How so? ‘Better’ in terms of what? Can you elaborate or share a link?

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mango-man wrote:

Why not? That’s the whole point of a national grid right?

Due to loss of electricity. You can’t send electricity more than 600 kms in HVAC technology.

The War of the Current (AC vs DC) -

In earlier days, during the era of war of current (AC Vs. DC, late 1880s), The DC transmission was first introduced but it was considered very inefficient due to the lack of equipment for its voltage conversion such as a transformer which can easily convert AC voltages from low to high voltage & vice versa. While there were some low voltage DC generating stations that could only supply power to a couple of miles radius, any further than that, the voltage dropped significantly. Thus they require multiple generating stations in a small area which was very expensive.

While DC shows very low losses at high voltage transmission as compared to AC, a Mercury Arc Valve (Rectifier) was used to convert high voltage AC into DC for long-distance transmission but the equipment used at the terminal stations was very bulky, expensive & require frequent maintenance. While AC transmission only needs a transformer which is more efficient, inexpensive & reliable. Therefore, the AC transmission system was adopted for power transmission over long distances.

While transmitting high voltage AC or DC, there are few points that need to be taken into consideration before choosing an efficient form of power transmission. In this article, we are going to discuss them in detail.

HVAC & HVDC -

HVAC stands for High Voltage Alternating Current while HVDC stands for High Voltage Direct Current. These are generally the range of voltage either AC (HVAC) or DC (HVDC) that are used for power transmission over long distances. However, HVDC is preferred to be used for transmitting power over long distances usually more than 600 Km.

Nowadays both types of power transmission are used all over the world. While these both have some merits & demerits, we are going to discuss each of them briefly in this article below.

Cost of Transmission -

We know that power transmission over long distances requires high voltages. The power is transmitted between terminal stations that convert the voltage levels. So the total cost of transmission depends on the terminal station’s cost & the cost of the transmission line.

Terminal Station -

The high voltages are transmitted between electrical terminal stations & their job is the voltage conversion. In the case of AC, the equipment used for voltage conversion at these terminals is mainly transformers that convert between high & low Voltage. While in the case of DC, the terminal stations use thyristor or IGBTs based converters for conversion between high & low DC voltage.

Since the transformers are more reliable & cheaper than these solid-state converters, the AC terminal stations are cheaper than DC terminal station. Therefore, voltage conversion in AC is inexpensive then DC.

Transmission Line -

The transmission line cost depends on the number of conductors being used & the cost of the transmission tower.

In the case of conductors being used for transmission, the HVDC transmission requires only two conductors, while the HVAC transmission system requires 3 or more than 3 conductors (including the bundled conductor due to corona effect).

Because of the heavy mechanical load on AC transmission tower, their support needs to be stronger & it must be wider & taller than HVDC transmission towers. The transmission line cost increases with the distance & it is far greater than the HVDC line per 100Km of a transmission line.

Overall Cost of Transmission -

Since the overall cost of transmission depends on terminal cost (remains constant) & line cost (increases with distance). Therefore, the overall cost of the transmission system increases with distance.

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The transmission distance at which the overall investment cost for HVAC start increasing than HVDC is called Break-even Distance. This distance is estimated at around 400 – 500 miles (600- 800 in kilometers). HVDC is a better choice for power transmission over the break-even distance. However, below this distance, HVAC is more economical than HVDC. This information can be easily understood by the graph above.

Flexibility -

Since the HVDC transmission is used for transmission over long distances between two points, we cannot take power at any point in-between because it would need an expensive converter to step down such high DC voltages. While HVAC transmission offers flexibility by utilizing inexpensive equipment like transformers at multiple terminal stations to step down these high voltages.

Power Losses -

The HVAC power transmission experiences multiple power losses such as Corona losses, skin effect, radiation losses, Induction losses, etc.

When the voltage increases above a certain limit, the air surrounding the conductor starts ionizing & generates sparks that waste some energy, this is called corona discharge. The losses due to corona discharge also depend on the frequency & since DC has zero frequency, the corona loss in HVAC is almost 3 times more than in HVDC.

Generating Interference -

The Alternating current generates a continuously variable magnetic field that can cause interference in the nearby communication conductors. Since DC has a uniform magnetic field & it does not cause such interferences.

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abhishek012 wrote:

Here are 2 interesting facts that Indian people need to understand - smile

1) 80% to 90% of Indians use their car daily for a max of 40 to 60 kms.

2) You can easily recharge your car in your home at night, No need for charging stations.

EV success in European countries because they are well educated and understand this. 90% of people in Europe do not need charging stations to recharge their car. grinning

@ontherocks

Right.
But the fact is you cannot depend on your car for long distance journey unless you have the surity to get charged. You know you have just sufficient fuel for your short distance journey, but would you not refill at the nearest fuel station?

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dddeal wrote:

Right.
But the fact is you cannot depend on your car for long distance journey unless you have the surity to get charged. You know you have just sufficient fuel for your short distance journey, but would you not refill at the nearest fuel station?

Rent a car from zoom car and use for long distance journey. smile

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nice to see Dimers indulge in intelligent, interesting, and useful discussion. keep rocking guys!

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