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Trial run for electric vehicles kickstarts on proposed Delhi-Agra e-corridor

  • November 25, 2020

Source: DNA

The necessary infrastructure required for e-vehicle (EV) to go from one state to another poses a serious challenge. To overcome this challenge, the government is preparing to build an e-highway in partnership with private players. Currently, the trial run of electric vehicles for the Delhi-Agra e-Corridor is underway. The specialty of the Delhi-Agra e-corridor is that it will have an electric public transport system. Facility of technical help or backup from the charging station will also be provided. Meanwhile, the e-vehicle trial run for the Delhi-Jaipur route will start in February 2021.

Government is trying to create an ecosystem to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in the country

  • November 23, 2020

Source: Press Information Bureau

Mr Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways & MSME, has said that Government aims at creating core global competencies in India by facilitating seamless integration of the automotive industry with the world. Government is trying to create an ecosystem to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in the country. Addressing the virtual conference --  Auto Serve 2020: Electric Mobility Conference 2020-Seizing Opportunities in New Normal, Mr Gadkari asked the auto industry to come together to work jointly towards achieving broader national agenda of reducing pollution.  He elaborated a number of steps that Government has taken to promote electric vehicles which include reduction in GST to 5%, allowing delinking of battery cost of 2-3 wheelers from vehicle cost as it accounts for nearly 30% of the cost etc.

India plans to energise electric car segment with charging kiosks across 69,000 petrol pumps

  • November 23, 2020

Source: Times Now

Addressing the virtual conference -- 9th Edition of Auto Serve 2020: Electric Mobility Conference 2020-Seizing Opportunities in New Normal, Mr Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways & MSME, said that the government is planning to set up at least one electric vehicle charging kiosk at around 69,000 petrol pumps across the country. Considering the huge potential of the automobile sector, the government has earmarked over Rs 51,000 crore for this sector under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme, the highest amongst the 10 champion sectors.

IOC to set up solar-power based charging stations for e-vehicles

  • November 21, 2020

Source: The Financial Express

The EV charging system has been designed by Hygge Energy, a start-up incubated by Tech Mahindra, and has three main features — EVs charged with solar power, no upgrades required in grid infrastructure, and improved grid resilience, especially in remote areas. The technology enables intelligent EV charging using hybrid microgrids, created by integrating existing grid infrastructure with solar PV batteries.

Switch to electric vehicles could 'end oil era': analysis

  • November 20, 2020

Source: ET Auto

Emerging markets switching from petrol and diesel engines to electric vehicles (EVs) could save $250 billion annually and slash expected growth in global oil demand by as much as 70 per cent. Analysing the International Energy Agency's business as usual emissions scenario, the analysis of EV cost trends by industry watchdog Carbon Tracker found that half of that growth is forecast to come from China and India.

Europe fosters shift to electric cars with subsidies, bans

  • November 18, 2020

Source: Hindustan Times

Europe is taking unprecedented steps to phase out gasoline and diesel cars and bring an end to the almost 150-year-long era of the internal combustion engine. UK’s 2030 ban on cars lacking a plug and Germany’s four-year extension of subsidies for electric vehicles (EVs) reflect the carrot-and-stick approach governments are taking to getting auto companies to embrace batteries. Regulatory pressure has helped EVs seize a greater share of passenger-car sales in Europe than any other developed auto market in the world.

Pure EV to expand capacity with new manufacturing facility: High-speed electric scooter coming soon

  • November 18, 2020

Source: The Financial Express

Electric vehicle startup Pure EV are set to significantly expand its manufacturing base to a larger facility with an annual capacity of 2 lakh electric vehicles (EV) and battery manufacturing capacity of 5 GWh in comparison with the existing capacities of 20,000 EVs and 0.5 GWh, respectively. This will be achieved with a new 2 lakh sq.ft. the manufacturing plant, which the company intends to commission during 2021 to meet the anticipated growth in the Indian electric vehicles and Lithium battery market. The company said it targets to sell close to 10,000 units of its soon-to-be-launched high-speed long-range model Etrance Neo in the first one year alone. The new model slated for a December 1 rollout, will be available first in Hyderabad.

Two-wheeler mobility startups take EV route to lower operational costs

  • November 16, 2020

Source: Livemint

Cheaper maintenance, lower operational and life-time costs along with installation of key infrastructure like battery-swapping stations have prompted two-wheeler shared rental startups to increasingly transition to electric vehicles (EVs). Mobility start-ups such as Bounce, Vogo and Rapido, among others, are actively looking to include a bigger component of EVs in their respective fleets.

Govt shares vision for clean, green future of mobility

  • November 12, 2020

Source: The Pioneer

In recognition of Delhi’s electric vehicle policy, the Delhi government participated and shared its vision for a clean, green future of mobility at the UNFCCC ‘Race to Zero Dialogue: Launching the global race to zero-emission mobility' held on November 11, 2020. The dialogue was organised by the Climate Group in collaboration with the UN high-level climate champions and the UK COP26 presidency. Along with Delhi, two other states also shared their experiences and vision for EVs. Governor Gavin Newson represented the State of California, USA and Izaskun Goñi Razquin, a senior official from the Government of Navarra, Spain.

Bagalkot to house North Karnataka’s first electric vehicle manufacturing unit

  • November 10, 2020

Source: The Times of India

With the aim of considerably cutting down on carbon emissions and give a fillip to sustainable mobility, the state government has given its nod for an electric vehicle manufacturing unit in Bagalkot district, the first-of-its-kind in North Karnataka. A proposal submitted by Balan Engineering Pvt Ltd to set up the electric vehicle manufacturing unit in Bagalkot district had been approved by the government.