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Electrifying Indian mobility: Upward journey appears to have begun

  • September 12, 2022

Source: The Hindu Business Line

Decarbonising the transportation sector is critical in achieving India’s CO2 reduction goals because the transport sector is the third most CO2-emitting sector. Road transport (vehicles carrying passengers and goods) accounts for more than 90 per cent of the total CO2 and NOx emissions.

Odisha government to hire electric vehicle for official use

  • September 08, 2022

Source: ET Auto

In a move to protect the environment from air pollution, the Odisha government has initiated steps to hire electric vehicles for its use in different government offices. The transport department has been asked to fix the prices considering all the relevant parameters like cost of different categories of vehicles that have come to market, maximum ceiling for monthly running of EVs, battery replacement, charging cost and other costs if any.

EV financiers launch association, EMFAI, to expedite electric vehicle adoption

  • September 07, 2022

Source: ET Auto

The non-governmental Electric Mobility Financiers Association of India aims to ensure faster EV adoption in the country by focusing on the financing of EVs and other products and services relevant to the ecosystem. The mission of the association is to enable fast adoption of electric mobility, shape policies and guidelines, and mitigate risks associated with electric mobility, Revfin Services Private Limited, a digital consumer lending platform that provides loans for electric vehicles.

Government announces new battery safety norms for electric vehicles from October 1

  • September 02, 2022

Source: Zee News

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has introduced a set of new safety norms with concerns about the reported cases of battery fires, which were observed in multiple electric two-wheelers in the recent past. The amendments include stringent constraints for the design of battery packs, onboard chargers, and thermal propagation due to internal cell short-circuiting that leads to fire.

Rajasthan government comes up with EV policy; sanctions Rs 40 crore for EV purchase grant

  • September 01, 2022

Source: Deccan Herald

The Rajasthan government has come up with an electric vehicle policy to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles in the state. Under the Rajasthan Electric Vehicle Policy (REVP), the state government has sanctioned a fund of Rs 40 crore for contribution on the purchase of electric vehicles.

Additional safety requirements recommended in the existing battery safety standards with effect from 1st October 2022

  • September 01, 2022

Source: Press Information Bureau

Based on the recommendations of the expert committee report, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway has issued amendment 2 to AIS 156- Specific requirements for motor vehicles of L category [motor vehicles with less than four wheels and is a quadricycle] with electric power train, and amendment 2 to AIS 038 Rev. 2 - Specific requirements for Electric Power Train of motor vehicles of M category [motor vehicle with at least four wheels used for carrying passengers] and N category [motor vehicle with at least four wheels used for carrying goods which may also carry persons in addition to the goods]. These amendments include additional safety requirements related to battery cells, BMS, on-board charger, design of battery pack, thermal propagation due to internal cell short circuit leading to fire etc.

Electric vehicles on Indian roads to touch 5 crore by 2030; big opportunity for EV charging players: KPMG

  • August 31, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

The total number of electric vehicles on Indian roads is likely to touch 5 crore by 2030, presenting an enormous opportunity for players in the charging ecosystem, according to a report by consultancy firm KPMG. A large increase in electric vehicles (EV) sales is anticipated in India due to favourable factors on demand, supply and regulatory front despite a low penetration level of about 1 per cent currently, KPMG said in its report, Electric vehicle charging, the next big opportunity.

Electric vehicles bringing 'silent revolution' in India, says PM

  • August 28, 2022

Source: The Times of India

Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi said that electric vehicles are bringing a 'silent revolution' in the country and will help India cut down on its carbon emissions. The PM virtually laid the foundation stones of the Maruti Suzuki vehicle manufacturing facility for Haryana and Suzuki EV battery plant for Hansalpur in Gujarat.

Punjab plans new policy to promote electric vehicles

  • August 28, 2022

Source: The Hans India

Punjab Chief Minister Mr Bhagwant Mann has given a nod to a new electric vehicle policy draft that envisages registration of 25 per cent more electric vehicles compared to the last year. The policy aims at reducing environmental pollution by promoting electric vehicles.

Delhi announces action plan for EV charging points infrastructure

  • August 23, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

The Delhi government has announced an action plan for setting up charging and battery swapping infrastructure for electric vehicles (EV) to support a transition to cleaner means of mobility in the national capital. As part of this plan, the government is targeting installation of 18,000 public and semi-public EV charging points and battery swapping stations by 2024.