Digital Library on Green Mobility


670 new electric buses and 241 charging stations sanctioned under FAME scheme

  • September 25, 2020

Source: Press Information Bureau

In a big push towards electric mobility the Government has sanctioned 670 Electric buses in the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Chandigarh and 241 Charging Stations in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat and Port Blair under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme. Phase-II of FAME India Scheme focuses on supporting electrification of public and shared transportation and aims to support, through subsidies, approximately 7000 e-buses, 5 lakh e-3 wheelers, 55000 e-4 wheeler passenger cars and 10 lakh e-2 wheelers.

Electric mobility: EV subsidies announced in Gujarat

  • September 18, 2020

Source: Times Drive

The Gujarat state government has announced a new scheme aimed at fostering growth in the adoption of electric vehicles in the state. Under the scheme, school students, i.e. those in 9th standard and above, as well as college students will be eligible to receive a subsidy of Rs 12,000 upon the purchase of an electric two-wheeler. Rickshaw drivers and any self-employed person will receive a subsidy of Rs 42,000 upon the purchase of an electric three-wheeler.

Telangana woos EV firms with incentives

  • September 11, 2020

Source: Telangana Today

Telangana has come up with the new ‘Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Solution Policy’ to promote the usage of electric vehicles (EVs) and attract investors in the green mobility sector by giving various incentives. EV companies will get preferential market access to establish their manufacturing plants in Telangana. The state government has been able to secure from the Electricity Regulatory Authority in Telangana special tariff for EV charging stations.

EESL to procure 250 electric vehicles from TATA Motors Limited & Hyundai Motor India Ltd

  • September 03, 2020

Source: Press Information Bureau

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO) under the administrative control of Ministry of Power, Government of India, will procure 250 electric vehicles from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor India. The companies were selected through an international competitive bidding process, which was aimed at increased participation. Tata Motors Limited and Hyundai Motor India Limited won the tender and now will supply 150 Nexon electric compact SUVs & 100 Kona electric premium SUVs respectively for government use.

Mahindra ties up with Israel's REE Automotive to develop commercial EVs

  • August 26, 2020

Source: Business Standard

The collaboration will leverage REE's revolutionary electric vehicle corner module and platform technology of integrating powertrain, suspension and steering components in the arch of a vehicle wheel. The partnership will support REE's global customer need for up to 250,000 electric commercial vehicle units over a few years, including any volumes for Mahindra's domestic and international markets.

NITI Aayog to Launch Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA) India Component -- NDC-TIA India Component to focus on establishing a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform for decarbonizing transport in India

  • August 26, 2020

Source: Press Information Bureau

With the aim to promote a comprehensive approach to decarbonize transport in India, Vietnam, and China, NDC–TIA is a joint programme, supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and implemented by a consortium of seven organisations, namely Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), World Resources Institute (WRI), International Transport Forum (ITF),  Agora Verkehrswende (AGORA), Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century e.V. (REN21). The India Component is implemented by six consortium organisations, all except SLoCaT. On behalf of the Government of India, NITI Aayog, will be the implementing partner.

MoRTH allows sale and registration of electric vehicles without batteries

  • August 12, 2020

Source: Press Information Bureau

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has allowed registration of electric vehicles without pre-fitted batteries. The ministry has clarified that vehicles without batteries can be sold and registered based on the type approval certificate issued by the Test Agency. There is no need to specify the Make/Type or any other details of the Battery for the purpose of Registration. However, the prototype of the electrical vehicle, and the battery (regular battery or the swappable battery) is required to be type approved by the test Agencies specified under Rule 126 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

Tamil Nadu to set up exclusive park for EVs, targets INR 50k-crore investment

  • August 07, 2020

Source: Business Standard

Tamil Nadu is planning to set up a park exclusively for the electric vehicle production eco-system. This will reportedly be the country's first electric vehicle park. The state is targeting around INR 50,000 crore investment in the EV segment and announced a series of incentives to attract investments in the EV space. Guidance Bureau, Tamil Nadu has signed MoUs with EV makers and suppliers including Ather Energy, MAHLE Electric, BYD among others.

BYPL-EV Motors partnership installs EV charging station in Delhi with two types of chargers

  • July 20, 2020

Source: The Financial express

BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) and EV Motors India Pvt Ltd have announced a partnership under which the two will set up electric vehicle charging stations. Of these, the first has been installed and inaugurated at Patparganj in East Delhi. The charging station is located in IP Extension, Patparganj, carries the brand ‘PlugNgo’ and boasts a Central Management System (CMS). The CMS helps oversee operations of the EV charger for on-demand customer support and to provide information on maintenance. Depending on the make and model, an electric vehicle can be fully charged between 45 and 90 minutes. The PlugNgo charging station is expected to cater to 15 to 18 cars per day.

EESL signs agreement with NOIDA authority to install EV charging units and related infrastructure

  • July 09, 2020

Source: Energy Efficiency Services Limited

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, has signed an agreement with the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) to promote electric vehicles and install public EV charging stations & related infrastructure. The partnership will also facilitate the creation of an infrastructural ecosystem to accelerate e-mobility uptake. EESL will make an upfront investment on services pertaining to the agreement along with the operation and maintenance of public charging infrastructure by qualified manpower. NOIDA authority will be responsible for the provision of space for the charging infrastructure. The initiative is estimated to save over 3.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per e-car per year.