New Delhi: The Maharashtra government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) to help the state's adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). The signing took place during the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Glasgow, United Kingdom (COP26).
Rocky Mountain Institute will provide technical assistance to the state's newly-launched Electric Vehicles Policy, according to a press statement. RMI will collaborate with Maharashtra's State Council on Climate Change to develop a state-wide decarbonization strategy. RMI is a non-profit organisation that has been working on renewable energy transitions for 40 years. It has partnered with RMI India, an organisation that works on India's clean energy and mobility concerns, to collaborate on electric mobility with public and private sector entities. RMI has already been collaborating with the city of Pune in Maharashtra through its City EV Accelerator programme.
"We look forward to extending our relationship on electric mobility, ZEV, hydrogen fuel, and decarbonisation of our transport sector and urban renewal sector," Maharashtra Minister for Environment and Climate Change Aaditya Thackeray said at the signing of the agreement.