The first law of thermodynamics, also known as Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; energy can only be transferred or changed from one form to another. (Source – Wikipedia)
A single bolt of lightning carries a relatively large amount of energy (approximately 5 billion joules or about the energy stored in 145 litres of petrol) (Source – Harvesting Lightning Energy). Till today humans are yet to successfully harvest the energy from Lightning.
It’s a concern when the rapid pace at which the energy is getting transformed into pollution in urban cities and posing a threat to the entire ecosystem.
Yet there is dim light of hope at the end of the tunnel. The DHI Centre of Excellence for E-mobility (Website) and National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) are central government initiative promoting e-mobility.
Green initiatives by few private players manufacturing 4-wheelers (Mahindra Electric), 3-wheelers and 2-wheelers (Ather Energy) are also having small positive yet significant impact on the world’s top 22 polluted cities that happens to be in India.
Few challenges faced – Infrastructure with only few charging points. This is solved by Sun Mobility – which is a promising startup promoting E-mobility in India.
Whether you are riding driverless or with drivers – E-mobility will be the savior and hopefully would slow down the rising pollution in Indian cities.
Source: Some references in this article are taken from BBC Click Episode.
Disclaimer – All recommendations and reference in this article is sourced from public domain. All that is stated here is the personal opinion of author. The author does not have any financial interest of whatsoever in the business of these initiatives.