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At 8.3%, Delhi shows highest EV penetration, Burari greenest RTO

  • March 13, 2023

Source: The Times of India

Delhi has shown the highest electric vehicle (EV) penetration in India at 8.3% between April 2021 and September 2022, a study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), has shown. The study, called the Greening India's Automotive Sector, found that the Burari RTO is the greenest in India. Between April 2021 and September 2022, 46.38% of sold vehicles registered were EVs.

Tamil Nadu plans plug-and-play model at proposed EV park in Hosur

  • February 28, 2023

Source: Deccan Herald

Keen to attract more investments in the burgeoning electric vehicles (EV) sector, Tamil Nadu has almost completed work on acquiring land for the state’s first EV park of 300 acres in Shoolagiri on the outskirts of this industrial city and plans to offer a plug-and-play business model for those setting up their units.

How lithium reserves can speed up India's electric vehicle dream

  • February 27, 2023

Source: ET Energy World

As India gears up to boost electric vehicle (EV) adoption, the massive find of lithium reserves in the country has brightened up the prospects for the country in the field of EV battery cell manufacturing. According to the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, the country will require Rs 33,750 crore of investment to meet its domestic lithium-ion battery manufacturing target of setting up 50 GWh of lithium-ion cell and battery manufacturing plants.

Tamil Nadu's new EV policy offers incentives for manufacturers, users

  • February 14, 2023

Source: Business Standard

Tamil Nadu will encourage electric vehicles (EV) by offering incentives to manufacturers, customers and charging-infrastructure providers, announcing a new policy after seeing investment interest of around Rs 24,000 crore in the last five years.

Punjab government approves Electric Vehicle Policy

  • February 09, 2023

Source: E-vehicle Info

The Punjab EV Policy 2022 seeks to encourage the use of electric vehicles in cities including Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, and Bathinda, which account for more than 50% of the state of Punjab’s total vehicle traffic.

Government nearly doubles allocation under FAME-2 subsidy scheme

  • February 03, 2023

Source: The Economic Times

Reinforcing its push towards green mobility, the government has nearly doubled its budgetary allocation for the FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric vehicles) scheme to subsidise the purchase of EVs.

Union Budget 2023 gives EVs a big charge; boosts vehicle scrappage

  • February 01, 2023

Source: Business Standard

The Finance Minister, in her Budget speech on February 1, 2023, focussed on green energy and electric vehicles. Ms Sitharaman extended Customs duty exemption for the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries and introduced more sops to boost vehicle scrappage. She also announced viability gap funding (VGF) for battery energy storage system (BESS) projects with a capacity of 4000 MWh.

Japan's Suzuki to invest $35 billion through 2030 in EVs

  • January 26, 2023

Source: The Economic Times

Suzuki Motor Corp will invest 4.5 trillion yen ($34.8 billion) through fiscal 2030 in research, development and capital spending to make battery electric vehicles. The company would invest 2 trillion yen in electrification and autonomous driving technologies, while allocating 2.5 trillion yen to build a battery EV plant and for renewable energy facilities.

Electric two-wheeler sales surge 300%, breach 600,000-mark in 2022

  • January 02, 2023

Source: Business Standard

The electric two-wheeler (E2W) market crossed the 600,000 sales target (of units) and achieved a market penetration of 4 per cent in Calendar 2022 (CY22), reveals VAHAN data. According to VAHAN, 624,192 two-wheeler units were registered in the country, up a staggering 300 per cent over 2021, when only 153,523 units were registered; electric vehicle (EV) penetration was just 1 per cent.

Mumbai international airport opens EV charging stations in Terminal 1 and 2

  • December 10, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has installed six DC fast EV charging stations at Terminal 1and 2. From December 9, 2022, the fast charging stations are available for service and open as Public Charging Stations for passengers as well as guests visiting CSMIA. CSMIA has commissioned the EV charging stations