Report | 2017

India Leaps Ahead: Transformative Mobility Solutions for All

By RMI-India, RMI, NITI-aayog

India’s “leapfrog” opportunity to create a shared, electric, and connected mobility future promises to provide Indians with clean, affordable, efficient, and reliable transportation options to support and enhance their daily lives.

Enabling factors set the stage for India to lead the world in advanced mobility services. These factors include India’s dynamic public- and private-sector leadership, entrepreneurial culture, ability to build infrastructure right the first time, and a unique confluence of information technology and manufacturing skills.


Why This matters

This transformation could sharply reduce fossil-fuel costs and import dependency, cut hazardous air and carbon emissions, fuel job creation and homegrown innovation, and support the growth of India’s economy. Initial estimates suggest that shifting to a shared, electric, and connected passenger mobility paradigm may avoid as much as 1 gigatonne of carbon dioxide emissions between 2017 and 2030, and $60 billion in annual petrol/diesel costs in 2030. This bold vision for India’s mobility future and a set of actionable solutions designed to help achieve it were developed by a group of 75 government and industry experts during a charrette co-convened by the Indian government’s premier think-tank, NITI Aayog, and RMI in February 2017 in New Delhi. Following the charrette, NITI Aayog and RMI engaged in a consultative process to formulate a change model designed to accelerate deployment and scale at a pace matched by India’s ambition. For a background document that helped set the stage for the charrette, click here. If you'd like to read the full report, please fill out the download form below.