NITI Aayog, WRI launches e-FAST - India’s first national electric freight platform

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NITI Aayog, in collaboration with World Resources Institute (WRI), India, launched the country’s first national electric freight platform – e-FAST India (Electric Freight Accelerator for Sustainable Transport – India) on 8 September.


  • This will help strengthen partnerships and identify and support innovative freight shipping solutions.
  • The platform aims to raise awareness on freight electrification, driven by on-ground pilots and evidence-based research.

  • It will also support scalable pilots and help formulate policies aimed at accelerating goods electrification in India.

  • The freight sector plays a vital role in India's economy in enabling the delivery of goods and vital resources.


World Resources Institute (WRI) :

  • It is a global research organisation with over 1,000 experts and other staff around the world.

  • It was started in 1982 in Washington, DC to address global environmental and development challenges.

  • It spans over 60 countries with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, Mexico, India, Indonesia and the United States.

  • India Resource Trust holds a license from WRI to use the "WRI India" trademark.

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