Key Messages

Emissions from the Indian transport sector currently account for almost 10 per cent of the country’s total GHG emissions, mandating significant sectoral interventions for attaining the ‘net zero’ goal.

Strategies to reduce emissions from the transport sector include electric vehicle (EV) adoption, shift to public transport (PT), and non-motorised transport (NMT). These typically require substantial behavioural change.

There are various factors that affect consumer preferences–socio-economic factors such as gender, age, and income and mode-specific technical factors such as speed (travel time), travel cost, frequency of service, and range (for electric vehicles particularly).

The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) undertook a modelling study (employing a discrete choice model) to understand the role of some of these factors in determining the behavioural shifts in the transport sector.

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