Digital Library on Green Mobility


India to require 400,000 charging stations for 2 mn EVs by 2026: Report

  • June 12, 2021

Source: Business Standard

India needs about 400,000 charging stations to meet the requirement for two million Electric Vehicles (EV) that could potentially ply on its roads by 2026. The Grant Thornton Bharat-Ficci report said for India to reach its vision of 100 per cent EVs by 2030, factors such as increasing government support, decreasing cost of technology, and distressing pollution levels, would be key to accelerate this transition. As per EV industry body - Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles - there are 1,800 charging stations in India as of March 2021 for approximately 16,200 electric cars, including the fleet segment.

Electric two-wheelers now more affordable due to FAME II revision

  • June 12, 2021

Source: Autocar India

Revisions to the government’s FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India) scheme have resulted in a drastically increased subsidy for electric two-wheelers that meet the scheme’s criteria. While the previous subsidy amounted to Rs 10,000 per kWh, it has now gone up by 50 per cent to Rs 15,000 per kWh. Maximum subsidy is capped at 40 per cent of the vehicle’s cost

India's roadmap for electric vehicle: Opportunities and obstacles

  • June 10, 2021

Source: Hindustan Times

Electric vehicles in India have surged in the last five years, but there is still a long way to go for the industry to reach a parity point with ICE vehicles. Pricing differences between electric vehicles and ICE vehicles is a major hindrance ahead of the growth of personal e-mobility in India. The passenger vehicle segment has witnessed a low penetration with only a few OEMs launched their products in the space. But the two-wheeler and three-wheeler segments have seen a rise of the EVs in larger numbers driving the green mobility offensive in India.

E-buses to replace diesel-run fleet to curb rising air pollution levels

  • June 08, 2021

Source: The Telegraph

The fleet of diesel-powered government buses in Kolkata will be replaced by electric buses to curb the rising levels of air pollution. The replacement will be carried out in phases. To begin with, 400 buses will be replaced by electric buses and the remaining fleet of nearly 800 buses will be replaced subsequently in phases.

Country's first e-vehicles-only area to be developed in Kevadia, Gujarat

  • June 06, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

The Statue of Unity Area Development and Tourism Governance Authority will develop the "country's first electric vehicles-only area" in Gujarat's Kevadia. In its statement, the authority said that the area surrounding the 182-metre tall Statue of Unity in Kevadia in Gujarat's tribal-dominated Narmada district will be converted into an electric-vehicles-only area in a phased manner.

JBM Renewables, CESL sign pact for setting up electric mobility ecosystem in India

  • June 05, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

Under the scope of the MoU, signed for a period of 3 years, JBM Renewables and CESL will jointly undertake setting up of public charging infrastructure across India for electric vehicles. This will include investment, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance.

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Issues Draft Notification, proposing to exempt Battery Operated Vehicles (BOV) from payment of fee for issue or renewal of Registration Certificate

  • June 01, 2021

Source: Press Information Bureau

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification dated 27th May 2021, further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 proposing to exempt Battery Operated Vehicles (BOV) from payment of fees for the purpose of issue or renewal of Registration Certificate and assignment of new registration mark. This has been notified to encourage e- mobility.

Centre proposes exemption of electric vehicles from registration renewal charges

  • June 01, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

The transport ministry has proposed to exempt electric vehicles from payment of fees for the issue or renewal of registration certificate and assignment of new registration mark. The ministry has issued a draft notification in this regard, inviting comments and suggestions from stakeholders on the matter. Rule 81 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, will be amended in this regard.

Maharashtra pushes Electric Vehicle Policy

  • May 27, 2021

Source: The Hindu

The Maharashtra government aims to ensure 10% of all new registered vehicles in its major cities would be electric by 2025, as per the draft of the Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy, 2021. The policy draft targets all urban agglomerations — Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Aurangabad, Pune, Nagpur. Nashik also aims to achieve 25% electrification of intra-city public transport and last mile delivery vehicles by 2025.

Karnataka tweaks EV policy, to offer 15% capital subsidy to investors

  • May 27, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

The Karnataka Cabinet has decided to give 15% capital subsidy to investors in the electric vehicle sector after the state came under immense pressure from a few states which offered apparently better sops. The Cabinet decided to amend its Karnataka Electric Vehicle & Storage Policy, 2017, to improve upon its existing policy.