A CSE Round Table & Webinar: Vehicle Scrappage & End-of-Life

India has recently leapfrogged to the much cleaner BSVI emissions standards for vehicles. It is also opting for electric mobility pathways. Measures like these can open up opportunities for fleet renewal Ð replacing old, uneconomical (and often, grossly polluting) vehicles.

However, the success and impact of any initiatives aimed at fleet renewal will depend on the speed with which such actions are carried out (to quickly replace the polluting vehicles). The programme will also have to be well designed to target the most polluting vehicle segments, the nature of the replacement vehicles and the design of the incentives.

At the same time, the end-of-life vehicles that have exhausted their useful economic life will require careful disposal to minimise environmental damage, as well as recover material from the waste for recycling and reuse. Guidelines exist for scrappage infrastructure and safe disposal, but their enforceability will have to be the priority.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites you to a virtual Round Table discussion and Webinar Ð and the release of a new report Ð on `environment-friendly vehicle scrappage and end-oflife programme for green recovery'.

The meeting is expected to bring together all the key stakeholders including policymakers, air quality regulators, and representatives from vehicle industry, the vehicle scrappage and recycling sector, and vehicle certification agencies, to debate on the design of a scrappage policy that is needed to scrap old vehicles and replace them with new vehicles and how air quality and environmental gains from this initiative can be maximised even as the fleet renewal strategy catalyses the market demand.

For details, please contact Sukanya Nair, 88168 18864, sukanya.nair@cseindia.org




Webinar recording
What to do with old vehicles?
Towards effective scrappage policy and infrastructure
Press Release
New Delhi, September 28, 2020
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By: Anumita Roychowdhury, Vivek Chattaopadhaya
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By: Dr. Peter Mock
Managing Director ICCT Europe
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By: Vijay Arora
Chief Operating Officer
Sunita Narain
Director General,
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
Anumita Roychowdhury
Executive Director,
Anil Srivastava
Principal Consultant
Mission Director, National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage,
NITI Aayog
Manisha Saxena
Secretary cum Commissioner,
Transport department,
Government of NCT of Delhi
Peter Mock
Managing Director,
European operations,
International Council on Clean Transportation
Prashant Gargava
Member Secretary,
Central Pollution Control Board
Neelkanth V. Marathe
Officiating Director,
Automotive Research Association of India
P. K. Banerjee
Executive Director (Technical)
Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers
Vijay Arora
Chief Operating Officer,
Mahindra Accelo and Director,
Mahindra Steel Service Centre Ltd
Sohinder Gill
Director General,
Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles