Commencing on 12th July 2021, the climate change solving startup has designed this course on challenges and opportunities from the coming electrification of commercial fleets

Designed for operators, partners, entrepreneurs, investors, and other professionals dealing with the electric mobility revolution

Mumbai, 6th July 2021: As the world is quickly moving towards sustainable living, road transport in India too is open to achieving environment-friendly objectives with a range of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and fleets due on Indian roads soon. The six-week course that has been designed by Kartik Gopal, Senior Industry Specialist - Electric Vehicles, International Finance Corporation will focus on opportunities and challenges on the upcoming electrification of commercial fleets. Along with Paul Augustine, Senior Manager, Sustainability at Lyft and Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra, Founder and CEO, Sparkz (Energy Storage startup) and ex-CEO, Oorja Protonics, there will be other stellar faculty members who will take the participants through a comprehensive syllabus and networking opportunities among other benefits.

Priced at $699, the programme will give a clear overview of the technology, infrastructure, policy, and economics of EVs to all participants. It is designed for anyone dealing with the impending EV transition at scale from auto industry players to city planners among others. 

The course will comprise of context of transport electrification, the technological aspect covering EV value chain, batteries overview, range and charging issues, battery technology covering evolution pathways for batteries, price and performance implications, implications for EV fleets, personal entrepreneurial journey, business models, financing challenges, mobility markets, cost of ownership, the battery swapping business model, its policies, infrastructure and methodology of transitioning from no EVs to all Evs and fleets to Evs.

The participants will understand the intricacies of Evs and build an EV transition plan for their organization. Along with this, it will also offer a ready platform for networking with other auto and transit professionals and EV industry leaders over classes that run around 5 hours/week. Participants also get lifelong access to the ever-growing global network of Terra.do climate fellows that range from industry, policy, technology and more.

“With over 25 years of global work experience, of which the last 11 years have been in leading roles in the electric vehicle (EV) industry. He currently serves as the global EV industry specialist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a part of the World Bank Group. He pioneered the introduction of Evs into three new commercial fleet markets in India for the first time ever – for taxis, last-mile deliveries and corporate employee transport”, Kartik Gopal, Senior Industry Specialist, Electric Vehicles, International Finance Corporation, designer of the course.

Mr. Anshuman Bapna, Co-Founder & CEO, Terra.do, “transition to Electric Vehicles globally is a necessary next step in our efforts to reduce carbon emissions, and while several national and state government bodies have come up with decarbonization and fleet electrification mandates, there’s a massive knowledge gap amongst governments, policy makers, private and public infrastructure, fleet owners, EV company operators, and startups. And that’s what we are aiming to help overcome with the EV course at Terra.Do.

India is already a leader in the electric 2- and 3-wheeler market with pioneers such as Mahindra Electric, Ola Electric, and government initiatives such as Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and EV (FAME). Given India’s scale, rising middle class and gasoline prices, high reliance on heavy public transit fleets, and high caliber engineering talent; we believe India is going to be a key consumer and producer of Evs.”

Backed by leading Indian CEOs & Investors, the startup aims to solve climate change using the trifecta of education, networking & actions. Terra.do raised $1.5M in early-stage funding from a group of climate-conscious angel investors that include: Zomato Founder & CEO Deepinder Goyal, Zerodha Founder & CEO, Nithin Kamath, MakeMyTrip Founder & CEO Deep Kalra, Former Flipkart Chief People Officer Mekin Maheshwari, Yulu Founder Amit Gupta and Helion Venture Partners Co-founder Ashish Gupta.

About Terra.do

Terra.do is on a mission to activate 100 million highly-skilled, climate-conscious professionals by 2030. Going beyond high-quality climate literacy programs, Terra.do aims to bridge the gaps that have kept well-trained professionals from joining and transforming climate change departments across top-tier organizations.

Terra.do’s presence in India is part of a global response to climate change. Founded by Anshuman Bapna and Co-Founders Dr Kamal Kapadia and Mayank Jain, the company aims to turn climate focused intentions into real world impactful actions. Designed from day one to be 100% remote, Terra.do is made up of employees, instructors, fellows and alumni from more than 25 countries.


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