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IIT-Madras readies first indigenous motors for e-rickshaws

  • August 06, 2021

Source: The Times of India

India’s thrust for electric vehicles got a leg up with an unit inside IIT Madras developing motors and sub-assemblies indigenously and signing agreements with manufacturers for commercial usage. The first of the motors with design details will be delivered on August 15. The Centre for Battery Engineering and Electric Vehicles Research has developed a range of motors and sub-assemblies for commercial deployment.

JNPT inducts nine electric vehicles

  • August 05, 2021

Source: Press Information Bureau

In a major push under green port initiatives and with a vision to achieve sustainability goals, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has deployed 9 electric vehicles for its employees to travel within the port area. India’s premier container handling port, JNPT has been working towards adopting sustainable solutions in its operational area since its inception.

92,393 electric vehicles supported under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme by way of Demand Incentive amounting to about INR 278 cr

  • August 04, 2021

Source: Press Information Bureau

6265 electrical buses have been sanctioned to various State/City Transport Undertakings under Phase-II of the Scheme. The Ministry has also sanctioned 2877 electric vehicles (EVs) charging stations amounting to INR 500 crore (Approx.) in 68 cities across 25 states/UTs under FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles in India) Scheme Phase II.

Electric vehicles to be exempted from registration certificate fees in India: MoRTH

  • August 04, 2021

Source: News18

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification to exempt battery-operated vehicles from the payment of fees for issue or renewal of registration certificate. In a statement, the ministry said it has also exempted battery-operated vehicles from the payment of fees for the assignment of new registration marks.

Indian EV industry records INR 25,045 crore investments in last seven months

  • August 02, 2021

Source: ET Auto

Collective investment done by e2W, e4W, EV component makers, electric commercial vehicles, and last-mile delivery companies was recorded at INR 25,045.31 crores during January-July 2021. According to a study conducted by the CEEW Centre for Energy Finance (CEEW-CEF), the EV market in India will be worth USD 206 billion by 2030 if India maintains steady progress to its 2030 target. This would necessarily entail an investment of over USD 180 billion in vehicle manufacturing and charging infrastructure.

Pan-India survey reveals growing willingness among car owners to go electric

  • July 29, 2021

Source: Clean Mobility Shift

According to a survey conducted by Clean Mobility Shift, while 79% of the respondents had bought a petrol or diesel vehicle recently, over 60% stated that they plan to buy a semi- or fully electric car in the future. The survey was carried out to gauge consumer mindset when it comes to the purchase of four-wheelers, sampled responses from nearly 500 current and prospective car owners from over 50 cities in the country on driving habits and their rationale when it comes to their choice of vehicles.

Ashok Leyland to transfer complete electric vehicles business to new arm Switch Mobility

  • July 28, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland is consolidating the entire electric vehicles (EV) business of the group, including UK-subsidiary Optare into a new company called Switch Mobility. The new company will be launching an electric van in India by the end of this year and it will be aimed at commercial vehicle fleet operators.

Form Energy unveils chemistry of multi-day storage battery technology

  • July 22, 2021

Source: Form Energy

Form Energy, Inc., a technology company rising to the challenge of climate change by developing a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems, announced the battery chemistry of its first commercial product and a $200 million Series D financing round led by ArcelorMittal’s XCarb™ innovation fund.

One of the biggest myths about EVs is busted in new study

  • July 21, 2021

Source: The Verge

A new study published by International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) lays to rest the tired argument that electric vehicles aren’t much cleaner than internal combustion vehicles. Over the life cycle of an EV — from digging up the materials needed to build it to eventually laying the car to rest — it will release fewer greenhouse gas emissions than a gas-powered car, the research found.

Maharashtra EV policy to accelerate electric vehicle adoption

  • July 15, 2021

Source: Express Drives

The policy has set a target of having 10% of new vehicle registered to be electric by 2025, electrification of 25% of public transport and last-mile delivery by the same year. The automotive industry expects the new Maharashtra Electric Vehicle policy to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles and help in developing the charging infrastructure.