Bihar EV Conclave
11 Jan, 2024 to 11 Jan, 2024
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

As states intensify their efforts to facilitate a transition to electric mobility, Bihar has implemented various measures for clean fuels and electric vehicles. The Transport Department of Bihar notified its state EV Policy in December 2023 to develop Bihar’s electric vehicle ecosystem. The policy includes tax subsidies, purchase incentives, approved tariff rates for charging stations, and a target of achieving a 15% EV share in new vehicle sales by 2028. Fostering critical dialogues and knowledge exchange among stakeholders to deliberate on the implementation of the EV Policy and the way forward for Bihar is crucial.

WRI India, in collaboration with the Transport Department of Bihar and the Bihar State Pollution Control Board, is organizing the Bihar EV Conclave. This state-level gathering aims to convene key stakeholders to chart the roadmap for Bihar’s unique transport electrification journey. Key discussions will revolve around strategies, innovations, policies, and regulatory frameworks that will drive EV adoption in Bihar.


  • Sheela Kumari, Hon’ble Minister, Transport Department, Government of Bihar
  • Amir Subhani, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Bihar
  • Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, IAS, Secretary, Transport Department, Government of Bihar
  • Dr Andrew Fleming, Deputy High Commissioner to East and North East India, British High Commission
  • Vivek Kumar Singh, IAS, Development Commissioner, Government of Bihar
  • Pratyaya Amrit, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, RCD, Government of Bihar
  • Sandeep Poundrik, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Industries, Government of Bihar
  • Arvind Kumar Chaudhary, IAS, Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Government of Bihar
  • Bandana Preyashi, IAS, Secretary, Department of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of Bihar
  • Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha, Adviser, NITI Aayog
  • S. Chandrasekar, IFS, Member Secretary, BSPCB
  • Haimanti Poddar, Senior Regional Adviser - Climate Change and Energy, British Deputy High Commission
  • Vishal Kapoor, CEO, CESL
  • Dr. Amitabh Saran, Founder and CEO, Altigreen
  • Sanjeev Kulkarni, Senior Director, ChargeZone and CEO, BillionElectric
  • Prabhakar Kumar, Divisional head (North & East India), Switch Mobility
  • Madhav Pai, CEO, WRI India
  • Prasanna Patwardhan, President, BOCI
  • Pawan Mulukutla, Executive Program Director - Integrated Transport, Clean Air & Hydrogen, WRI India
  • Aanchal Jain, CEO, PMI Electro
  • Priyadarshini Alok, Electric Mobility, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
  • Ulka Kelkar, Executive Director - Climate Program, WRI India
  • Meenu Sarawgi, Executive VP - Strategy and Operations, ASDC
  • Chaitanya Kanuri, Associate Director - Electric Mobility, WRI India
  • Narayankumar Sreekumar, Executive Director - Electric Mobility, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
  • Saransh Bajpai, Associate Director, Climate, WRI India