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MoRTH amends two schemes to boost battery-operated vehicles

  • August 11, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has amended two schemes to facilitate the operation of battery-operated and methanol and ethanol-driven vehicles. In the Rent-a-Cab Scheme, 1989, in paragraph 1, in clause (3), after the words and figures ―section 88 of the Act, the following shall be inserted, namely: - ―and the battery operated motor cabs and motor cabs driven on methanol and ethanol exempted from the provisions of section 66 of the Act," the MoRTH said in notification issued on August 5.

Total 5,17,322 electric vehicles registered in the country over the last three years, 38 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of e-2W, e-3W & e- 4W registered under phase-II of FAME-India Scheme

  • August 10, 2021

Source: Press Information Bureau

At present, Phase-II of FAME India Scheme is being implemented for a period of 5 years w.e.f. April 1, 2019 with a total budgetary support of INR 10,000 crores. This phase focusses on supporting electrification of public & shared transportation and aims to support, through subsidies, 7090 e-Buses, 5 lakh e-3 Wheelers, 55000 e-4 Wheeler Passenger Cars and 10 lakh e-2 Wheelers. 38 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of e-2W, e-3W & e- 4W have been registered under phase-II of FAME-India Scheme as on August 9, 2021.

1,04,806 electric vehicles registered in 2021; 5,17,322 over last three years: Centre

  • August 10, 2021

Source: Business Today

The Ministry of Heavy Industries has announced that 1,04,806 electric vehicles (EVs) have been registered in the country during 2021 (till July 19). The Ministry added that a total of 5,17,322 electric vehicles have been registered in the country over the last three years as per the e-vahan portal.

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.

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.

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.

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.