Digital Library on Green Mobility


Are electric cars the future?

  • November 30, 2021

Source: Find Me a Driving Test

Electric cars have burst in to the car industry within the past decade now representing over a 5% market share in Britain. Huge strides have been made in technological advancement in this time, which is making electric cars more and more affordable. Some car makers in Britain have stepped up their investment for electric cars.

Nissan to invest $18 billion on electric vehicles, battery development

  • November 29, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

Nissan is investing 2 trillion yen ($17.6 billion) over the next five years and developing a cheaper, more powerful battery to boost its electric vehicle lineup. 15 new electric vehicles will be available by fiscal 2030. Nissan Motor Co. is aiming for a 50% "electrification" of the company's model lineup, under what Uchida called the "Nissan Ambition 2030" long-term plan.

EV Push: FAME-II scheme achieves just 10% target with 4 months left in original deadline

  • November 29, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

The Indian government's flagship electric vehicles promotion scheme FAME II has so far disbursed just under 10% of the INR 8596 crore earmarked to be given as purchase subsidies with just four months to go in its original deadline. FAME-II scheme was originally intended for a period of three years ending 31 March 2022. It was extended earlier this year by a period of 24 months till 31 March 2024.

CESL inks pact with IIT Bombay to establish EV charging infrastructure

  • November 26, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

Under this association, both parties will collaborate to work on technological advancements in the electric vehicle charging domain by development of flagship products, standardization of technical specifications, solutions for meeting EV charging capabilities, and customized solutions for Indian EV charging ecosystem.

Electric three-wheelers rev up for rapid growth in India's EV market

  • November 11, 2021

Source: Business Standard

Encouraged by the rapid growth of the electric three-wheelers, manufacturers of such vehicles are betting big on the segment. Most of them have lined up aggressive expansion plans in capacities and new products. Among other things, the segment, like the e-two-wheelers, has immensely benefited from the government’s policy push, particularly the FAME II subsidy scheme.

India to work towards zero-emission cars by 2040

  • November 11, 2021

Source: Indian Express

India has joined over 30 other countries in signing a declaration that promises to work towards ensuring that only zero-emission cars and vans are sold by the year 2040. However, this timeline is meant mainly for the developed country signatories, and is not a legally-binding commitment. Emerging markets like India have only promised to work “intensely towards accelerated proliferation and adoption of zero-emission vehicles”.

India launches E-Amrit portal on EVs at COP26

  • November 10, 2021

Source: Press Information Bureau

E-Amrit is a one-stop destination for all information on electric vehicles—busting myths around the adoption of EVs, their purchase, investment opportunities, policies, subsidies, etc. The portal has been developed and hosted by NITI Aayog under a collaborative knowledge exchange programme with the UK government and as part of the UK–India Joint Roadmap 2030, signed by the Prime Ministers of the two countries.

Delhi government launches single window clearance, subsidy for two-wheeler EV charging points

  • November 09, 2021

Source: Hindustan Times

The single window process is being made available both online and through a phone call. Under the subsidy scheme, for an electric two/three-wheeler, one will only have to spend INR 2500 for a charging point. On the directions of the Delhi government, power distribution companies have empanelled 12 vendors to facilitate the installation of slow and moderate chargers.

IOC to set up 10,000 EV charging stations in next three years

  • November 03, 2021

Source: ET Now

Mr S M Vaidya, Chairman, IOC said that 2000 EV charging stations will be established in the next 12 months and another 8000 in the next two years to achieve target of 10,000 EV charging stations in the next three years.

Bengaluru will need 22,000 electric vehicle charging stations to feed public transport by 2031: Study

  • October 27, 2021

Source: Indian Express

The study Public Electric Vehicle Fleet Charging Stations, conducted by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits, showed that the electric vehicle (EV) penetration in the coming days will increase the demand for EV charging stations. The study has been restricted to public transportation such as auto-rickshaws, cabs and buses