Digital Library on Green Mobility


Norway becomes first country to sell more electric cars than petrol vehicles

  • January 06, 2021

Source: Independent

Electric cars comprised 54% of all new vehicle sales in Norway for 2019. This makes Norway the first country to have sold more electric cars than petrol, hybrid, and diesel engines in a year. The Norwegian government plans to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2025, and is using tax breaks and financial incentives to encourage the purchasing of more sustainable vehicles. 

Hyderabad: Startup develops AI tool to repair EV batteries

  • January 05, 2021

Source: The Hans India

The IIT Hyderabad-incubated start-up PURE EV has developed Artificial Intelligence-driven hardware that automates identification and repair of defects in lithium-Ion batteries of electric vehicles. This next-generation technology completely does away with the requirement for customers to visit service centres to address battery defects.

City Link launches electric cargo vehicles in Bengaluru

  • January 05, 2021

Source: ET Energyworld

City Link Portal Pvt Ltd, a tech-enabled within city logistics start-up, has taken delivery of its first set of electric cargo vehicles (EV) from Mahindra and Mahindra. City Link planned its 'Think Green. Think EV' initiative late last year and has been working with the EV Ecosystem ever since.

EESL to set-up 500 more EV charging stations in FY21

  • January 01, 2021

Source: ET Energyworld

Power PSUs' joint venture EESL plans to install at least 500 more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the country during fiscal 2020-21. The joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has undertaken the project to boost the e-mobility ecosystem in India. EESL also intends to set up 'Carbon Neutral Charging Stations' by bundling solar rooftop, battery based charging stations and battery swapping stations.

MG Motor, Tata Power install Coimbatore's first superfast EV charging station

  • December 31, 2020

Source: HT Auto

MG Motor and Tata Power have installed a 60 kW Superfast public EV charging station in Coimbatore, the first in the city and also Tamil Nadu. The latest public EV charging station is available to all vehicles compatible with CCS (Combined Charging System) fast-charging standard and is in line with MGs commitment to provide a 5-way charging ecosystem to its customers. The initiative is part of MGs recent partnership with Tata Power for the deployment of 50 kW and 60 kW DC Superfast Charging Stations across India.

Indian Oil to procure 15 fuel cell electric buses for Delhi: To produce hydrogen fuel at Faridabad

  • December 27, 2020

Source: The Financial express

To give a fillip to India’s push to usher in a hydrogen-based mobility solutions ecosystem, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) plans to buy 15 buses that can run on hydrogen fuel. The country’s largest oil refiner and fuel retailer is also setting up a facility at its Faridabad research and development (R&D) centre to produce hydrogen to run the buses. This venture is being supported partially by the hydrogen corpus fund of the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

EESL tenders for 500 electric vehicles under ADB financing

  • December 24, 2020

Source: Saur Energy

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible vendors for the procurement of 500 electric vehicles (EVs). The vehicles will be procured in two categories: the first lot will include 200 sedan EVs with a range of at least 180 km, and the second lot will consist of 300 vehicles with a length of less than four meters and a range of at least 250 km.

RERC sets tariff of INR 6 per unit applicable on EV charging stations

  • December 23, 2020

Source: Saur Energy

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has released a draft suo-motu order on the matter of charging infrastructure, tariffs, and other regulatory issues for electric vehicles (EVs) on December 21, 2020. RERC has declared the applicable tariffs on the EV public charging stations (PCS) of INR 6 per unit used under two categories; PCS LT-8 and HT-6. The above tariff applicable to PCS would also be applicable to EV Battery Charging Stations and EV Battery Swapping Stations.

Bengaluru gets its first battery swapping network for electric vehicles

  • December 22, 2020

Source: NDTV

Karnataka has launched a unique electric vehicle (EV) battery swapping network in its capital Bengaluru, addressing one of the key concerns of potential users of the cleaner technology - fast discharge and lack of supporting infrastructure. The EV battery-swapping project is meant to ensure clean last-mile connectivity for Bengaluru.

Electric vehicle market in India expected to hit 63 lakh units per annum mark by 2027: IESA

  • December 22, 2020

Source: The Economic Times

The electric vehicle (EV) market in India is expected to hit over 63 lakh unit mark per annum by 2027, according to a report by India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA). As per the findings of the report, which covers the present scenario and forecast of EV, EV batteries and the public charging infrastructure market in the country, demand for the batteries is also going to rise substantially over the same period.