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Green option: Government tender for 3,500 electric powertrain vehicles soon

  • October 03, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

Convergence Energy Services (CESL), the state-run company that handles the acquisition of EVs for central and state government departments, said the size of the programme could expand as more and more electric vehicles are launched by automakers at the affordable end of the market.

How EVs Can Complement UDAN Scheme

  • October 02, 2022

Source: The Financial Express

To make air travel more affordable, the overall door-to-door cost has to be lowered. This can be facilitated by providing cheaper access to the airport. Until all airports in the country are connected through the metro-rail network or other mass transit services, EVs (e-cabs) can provide cheaper accessibility to airports.

Tata Motors disrupts EV market with new Tiago

  • September 29, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

Tata Motors, already the biggest in India's EV space, expects the share of the powertrain to be in double digits of total before FY23 winds down, with incremental buyers for the new Tiago EV leading the march. Tata Motors, the country's biggest automotive company by revenues, has sought to democratize the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) by introducing the Tiago at a price point sufficiently disruptive for mainstreaming the powertrain hitherto associated largely with luxury cars.

Electric cars may take 3 years to hit inflection point in India: Report

  • September 29, 2022

Source: The Hindu Business Line

A report by BNP Paribas sees FY22 as the year of accelerated EV adoption in the two-wheeler segment, helped by incentives, wider availability, model launches, a rise in crude prices, and improved general awareness. The two-wheeler industry crossed the inflection for EV adoption in 2021, while it is at least three years away from the inflection point for the passenger vehicle segment, says the report.

Chandigarh’s electric vehicle policy: Incentives for first 10 startups ensuring zero-emission mobility

  • September 27, 2022

Source: Hindustan Times

On the recommendation of the Chandigarh Renewal Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST), a provision has been made to provide infrastructure incentives and patent fees to promising start-ups in the union territory's EV Policy. To promote research and innovation in electric mobility, the Chandigarh administration under its electric vehicle policy will be providing a slew of incentives to the first ten startups promising zero-emission mobility.

Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University in tie-up with automobile firm for EV innovation

  • September 27, 2022

Source: The Times of India

Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University, in partnership with an automobile company, has launched ‘EVitalize 2022-Powering What’s Next’, a showcase of electric vehicle (EV) innovation to bring the young minds solve the real-world challenges to address major barriers in mass adoption of EVs.

Hero Electric to set up Rs 1200 crore electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Rajasthan

  • September 26, 2022

Source: Business Today

Two-wheeler maker Hero Electric will set up a mega electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant with an investment of Rs 1200 crore in Rajasthan. The proposed unit will be located in Salarpur industrial region in the Alwar district. The production is expected to start by the end of 2023.

Volvo Car India aims to sell 1,000 EVs in 2023

  • September 23, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

Volvo Cars is aiming to sell 900-1000 luxury electric vehicles in 2023, as demand for zero-emission vehicles increases in India. Globally, Volvo is aiming to be fully electric by 2030, and has plans to make EVs to account for at least half its sales volume by 2025. Malhotra, however, set a steeper target for its India business: 80% of sales from EVs by 2025.

Air India, AirAsia India and Vistara sign MoU with CSIR-IIP

  • September 22, 2022

Source: Air India

Air India, AirAsia India and Vistara (Tata SIA Airlines) and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Indian Institute of Petroleum to collaborate and work together on the research, development and deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs). The focus of the MoU is the exploration of Single Reactor HEFA Technology for Drop-in liquid Sustainable Aviation and Automotive Fuel (DILSAAF).

E-Mobility becomes easier as Tata Power creates pan India EV charging infrastructure

  • September 21, 2022

Source: News18

Tata Power has joined hands with News18 Network to launch ‘Sustainable is Attainable’ - An Initiative to fast-track India’s GreenEnergy transition by raising mass awareness about green technologies, clean energy and sustainable lifestyles for the common man via wide-scale adoption of green products and solutions.