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North MCD proposal: An EV charging station, battery swap point every 3km

  • February 26, 2021

Source: Hindustan Times

The Delhi government aims to register at least five lakh electric vehicles (EVs) in Delhi in the next five years for which it decided to set up EV charging stations at every 3 kms. North Delhi Municipal Corporation has approved a proposal to set up e-charging and battery swapping stations for EVs at every three kilometres. This comes months after the Delhi government notified the Delhi electric vehicle policy, 2020, to reduce air pollution and to kick-start the economy by spurring demand.

Ola commences construction of mega factory on 500-acre site in Tamil Nadu, eyes production soon

  • February 25, 2021

Source: CNBC TV18

With the Centre pushing for energy-efficient e-vehicles, ride-hailing major Ola has commenced the construction of a mega-factory on its 500-acre site in Tamil Nadu, eyeing to start its Phase-1 production of electric scooters within months. Coming up at a cost of INR 2400 crore at Hosur, this will be the world’s largest scooter factory, from where Ola's EV arm will be rolling out a range of electric scooters amid rising fuel prices.

Amazon partners with Mahindra Electric to strengthen its electric vehicle fleet in India

  • February 23, 2021

Source: The Statesman

Amazon is all set to add 10,000 vehicles to its local delivery fleet by 2025. Under the partnership, Amazon India has deployed close to a hundred Mahindra Treo Zor EVs in seven major cities. These cities so far include Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore, and Lucknow.

Go Electric campaign launched to ensure energy security in the country

  • February 19, 2021

Source: News on AIR

The Central Government has launched the Go Electric campaign to boost the adoption of electric mobility vehicles and electric cooking appliances to ensure energy security in the country. The government is promoting the use of electric mobility vehicles and energy efficient electric cooking appliances to reduce dependence on the imported fossil fuel and mitigate the impact of climate change. In this direction, Go Electric campaign can prove to be a game changer initiative as it will lead towards adoption of products which operates on renewable energy.

Road transport ministry has taken initiative for alternative fuels: Nitin Gadkari

  • February 16, 2021

Source: The Times of India

The road transport ministry has taken the initiative to explore alternative fuels like lithium ion batteries and hydrogen cells for electric vehicles in the wake of increasing fuel prices, union minister Mr Nitin Gadkari said after inaugurating a leather cluster at the Central Leather Research Institute. Also on the anvil were aluminium-ion and steel-ion batteries

Delhi government to soon start registration of e-autos: State transport minister

  • February 14, 2021

Source: Business Standard

The Delhi government will soon start facilitating registration of e-autos that can save up to INR 29,000 as compared to their CNG equivalents. Under its 'Switch Delhi' campaign, the Delhi government will now focus on adoption of electric three-wheelers, including e-autos, e-rickshaws, and e-carts. Under Delhi's electric vehicle policy, 177 three-wheeler models are available and eligible for purchase and scrapping incentives.

Triton EV plans to launch electric car in India this year – to rival Tesla

  • February 06, 2021

Source: Rush Lane

Triton-EV that has announced plans to launch its first product in the Indian market. Named N4, the electric sedan will be rivalling Tesla Model 3 in the Indian market. For the Indian market, the company is looking to collaborate with Bharat Electronics Ltd. If the deal goes through, the two companies can work together to develop electronic systems and batteries for N4 and other EVs planned for the Indian market.

Delhi govt floats tender to set up 500 EV charging points at 100 locations

  • February 05, 2021

Source: Hindustan Times

Delhi government has floated nation's biggest tender for EV (electric vehicle) charging, with provision for 500 charging points at 100 locations in Delhi so that EVs can be charged outside homes too. The estimated timeline to complete the project is one year.

Delhi launches Switch Delhi campaign to boost EV adoption in the national capital

  • February 04, 2021

Source: Times Now

To boost the endeavours for the increased adoption of elecric vehicles in the region and also help combat air pollution, the Delhi government has launched a new 'Switch Delhi' campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness and encourage vehicle buyers to switch to electric vehicles.

No road tax, registration fee on electric vehicles in Telangana from February 3

  • February 03, 2021

Source: Hindustan Times

Telangana government has exempted road tax and registration fee on purchase of various kinds of electric vehicles running on batteries, instead of fuel. According to the government order, 100% road tax and registration fee exemption would be given for the first two lakh electric two-wheelers, first 20,000 electric 3-wheelers, first 10,000 electric light goods carriers including 3-wheelers (goods carriers), first 5,000 private cars and 5,000 electric four-wheelers (commercial passenger vehicles like cabs and tourist taxis).