Empowering the Change with Innovation for a Greener Tomorrow
By: Aanchal Jain, CEO, PMI Electro Mobility
Aanchal Jain is a dynamic and visionary leader. Her relentless pursuit of knowledge and her desire to make a significant impact led her to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics, equipping her with a unique blend of skills in policy, macro-economy analysis, and business acumen. Having gained invaluable experience working with international brands and economic consulting firms, Aanchal’s exceptional leadership skills, strategic thinking, and ability to drive growth are a true value-add to PMI Electro.
In an era defined by the urgency of environmental conservation and inclusive growth, the world has become an arena for change-makers dedicated to building a sustainable future. Organizations leadership and governments at the forefront are aiming at creating and identifying a greener, more equitable world through innovative solutions and green technology.
With the global economies moving ahead at a fast pace, almost every developing economy is spending heavily on improving internal infrastructure with a special focus on electrification of inter-city and intra-city transportation. Over the years, it has been proved beyond a doubt that cities can only grow when they have a dependable, convenient, and quick means of transport. However rapid urbanization has been leading to an increase in emissions which is becoming a concern for the citizens and the government. As an eBuses manufacturer, I shall be dwelling on the three pillars of sustainability that I believe, are crucial for our planet's future.
Net Zero: Transforming Transportation with Green Mobility Solutions (Environmental Sustainability)
The passion for sustainability, and combating climate change, for the e-mobility segment had its showcase in August this year when the union cabinet, chaired by our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, approved the “PM-eBus Sewa” scheme for augmenting city bus operation by 10,000 e-buses on PPP model in 169 cities. This landmark decision is set to change urban mobility and transportation in Indian cities including cities with a population of less than 5 lakh besides boosting India’s net zero carbon emission targets as envisioned by our Prime Minister. With the right policy interventions and time-bound implementation, India is setting benchmarks for itself and globally.
For every kilometer that an electric bus runs, there is a carbon emission reduction of around 2.4kg. So, it is expected that the scheme will reduce carbon emissions by 4.5 million tonnes per year and save about 1.2 billion liters of fuel annually.
The commitment to reducing carbon emissions is an essential step towards preserving our planet for future generations.
Diversity - Empowering Through Inclusivity (Social Sustainability)
Diversity is a core principle we live by, and it goes beyond just gender. We are open to making this a practice at our manufacturing plants, depots, and offices.
We have an all-women-run battery plant as a testament to the transformative power of inclusivity that has been running successfully with zero defects mission for a few years now. But diversity doesn't stop there; it extends to every facet of our business.
It's about fostering a workplace that encourages collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
Access to All - Bridging the Divide for a Sustainable Tomorrow (Economic sustainability)
Our eBuses largely ply in tier 1 and tier 2 towns and we are ensuring that the benefits of our green technology are accessible to everyone.
Sustainable mobility isn't a luxury; it's a necessity for every community. It's not just about geographical access; it's about economic access too. We're dedicated to ensuring that our sustainable solutions are affordable and attainable for all income groups.
This is our way of making a tangible difference in people's lives, creating a more inclusive and sustainable world.
These three pillars are interconnected and interdependent. A holistic approach to sustainability recognizes that success in one area often depends on the achievement of sustainability goals in the other two. Balancing economic, social, and environmental considerations is essential for creating a more sustainable and equitable world.
With the growing environmental consciousness, the electrification of public transport stands out as a beacon of hope and progress. As our cities expand and our population grows, the need for efficient, eco-friendly, and sustainable transportation becomes paramount. Electrifying public transport systems is not just a technological advancement; it is a societal shift that promises a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future for all.
Businesses, governments, and individuals who embrace these principles can contribute to a more responsible and resilient global community that respects the needs of the present while safeguarding the well-being of future generations.