In this episode, we imagine a future where India has completely shifted to electric vehicles. Just charge your vehicle's battery and you're all set to go. Imagine never having to worry about rising petrol prices; and never having to inhale the toxic smoke that petrol and diesel cars, bikes and buses spew into the air. By emitting less carbon dioxide, you’re also helping the planet and securing your future. After all, electric vehicles are said to be the green transport of our future. What would it take for a country like India to get to this all-electric-vehicle future? And can this future be truly, truly green?
Naveen Munjal, the managing director of Hero Electric.
Dr. Jai Asundi, the executive director of the Centre for Study of science, technology and policy (CSTEP), a think tank based in Bangalore.
Swagata Dey, a trained materials chemist and an environmental researcher, based in Delhi.
People who drive or own electric vehicles, in order of appearance:
Gauranga Biswas, an experienced driver who now drives a Tata Nexon EV.
Abiramasundari, a chemistry researcher based in Ahmedabad. Has owned an e-scooter by Yo-Bikes since 2005.
Sandhya Ramesh, science editor at the Print India. Owns and drives an e-scooter by Ather Energy since 2018.
Rohit Gupta, co-founder of Buddhimed, a healthcare startup in Bangalore. He owns and drives a Tata Nexon EV.
Imagined Tomorrow is created and hosted by Shreya Dasgupta. The episode was co-edited by Abhishek Madan. Intro and outro music is by Abhijit Shylanath. Get in touch via Twitter, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interlude music by George-Sundancer, TattooedPreacher and Zen_Man from Pixabay.
Image by Pixaline from Pixabay
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