India’s EV transition: catalysing Kochi’s electric 3-wheeler market through local policy

This policy brief conducts a deep dive into Kochi’s three-wheeler (3W) market to chart a strategy for a 100 per cent electrification of the fleet. The brief models the growth of business as usual 3W fleet stock in Kochi and highlights the possible share of diesel, petrol, compressed natural gas (CNG) and electric auto rickshaws (e-3W) in Kochi’s stock till 2030. The brief also analyses the political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal potential of e-3W in Kochi. Based on the analysis, it recommends 10 goals for local policy action towards a 100 per cent electrification of the 3W fleet in Kochi. These goals also act as a guide for other cities to catalyse their e-3W markets through local policy.