Naina Gupta

Project: Electrified (Transport Beyond Oil and Gas) (2011)

research theme: Energy
Directors: Reinier de Graaf

Architect Naina Gupta is from Bangalore. She studied in the Energy research theme with Reinier de Graaf, focusing on automobile transport. Her aim was to understand how the consumption of oil and gas can be minimised. Naina looked at the case of the Russian Lada and suggested that it does not take much effort to reduce the amount of energy consumed by cars. Her research looks at what the best strategy for Russia is, arguing that hybrid cars are an unsatisfactory compromise, and that the country should adopt a three-step programme to move on to electric cars. Naina currently works as a freelance researcher in Bangalore.