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Decarbonising transport: Redefining mobility policies in India

  • June 23, 2021

Source: Indian Express

In India, two projects aimed at developing such modelling tools and identifying pathways towards decarbonisation have already kicked off last year, driven by a consortium of the International Transport Forum, GIZ, REN21, WRI, ICCT and Agora Verkehrswende, and is being coordinated nationally by NITI Aayog. In addition to the modelling exercises for which data gathering from select smart cities has already taken off, a first-of-its kind digital library on e-mobility has been launched which has brought together all research on clean mobility on a single platform.

Gujarat rolls out EV policy with sops for buyers, setting up charging infra

  • June 23, 2021

Source: The Financial Express

The Gujarat government has rolled out its first electric vehicle (EV) policy for the next four years, offering subsidies and capital incentives to EV buyers and for setting up charging infrastructure. The state government is targeting to have around two lakh EVs on the road in Gujarat by 2025, including 1.25 lakh two-wheelers, 75,000 three-wheelers and 20,000-plus four-wheelers.

Companies line up affordable electric bikes post FAME II subsidy hike

  • June 21, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

A number of electric two-wheelers will soon be available in the sub-₹70,000 price segment, which has traditionally been dominated by the internal combustion engine players, as manufacturers firm up new launches, rejig portfolios and rework product plans.

For its action plan to promote use of electric vehicles, Pune makes it to list of ‘50 champion cities’ across the world

  • June 17, 2021

Source: Indian Express

The Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) strategy for early adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) by creating a readiness plan and establishing an EV fund has propelled Pune to a spot among `50 champion cities’ representing the boldest urban innovations of the past year. The city has advanced to the final stage of the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, a worldwide competition that encourages and spreads most promising ideas by cities. The top 15 cities will win $ 1 million each as financial assistance to implement their breakthrough ideas and to spread the ideas to other cities around the world.

HOP Electric Mobility launches 2 new EV scooter models

  • June 15, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

EV maker HOP Electric Mobility has launched two new scooter models and plans to roll out five vehicles, including an e-bike, by the end of this fiscal year. The company said it is also looking to set up charging stations, starting from Jaipur and further expanding them to other parts of the country.

Single-window clearance for EV chargers soon in Delhi

  • June 15, 2021

Source: Indian Express

Delhi will soon have a single-window facility for the installation of electric vehicles chargers in private and semi-public spaces. These places include apartments and group housing societies, institutional buildings like hospitals, and commercial spaces like malls and theatres.

Electric two-wheelers now more affordable due to FAME II revision

  • June 12, 2021

Source: Autocar India

Revisions to the government’s FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India) scheme have resulted in a drastically increased subsidy for electric two-wheelers that meet the scheme’s criteria. While the previous subsidy amounted to Rs 10,000 per kWh, it has now gone up by 50 per cent to Rs 15,000 per kWh. Maximum subsidy is capped at 40 per cent of the vehicle’s cost

India to require 400,000 charging stations for 2 mn EVs by 2026: Report

  • June 12, 2021

Source: Business Standard

India needs about 400,000 charging stations to meet the requirement for two million Electric Vehicles (EV) that could potentially ply on its roads by 2026. The Grant Thornton Bharat-Ficci report said for India to reach its vision of 100 per cent EVs by 2030, factors such as increasing government support, decreasing cost of technology, and distressing pollution levels, would be key to accelerate this transition. As per EV industry body - Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles - there are 1,800 charging stations in India as of March 2021 for approximately 16,200 electric cars, including the fleet segment.

India's roadmap for electric vehicle: Opportunities and obstacles

  • June 10, 2021

Source: Hindustan Times

Electric vehicles in India have surged in the last five years, but there is still a long way to go for the industry to reach a parity point with ICE vehicles. Pricing differences between electric vehicles and ICE vehicles is a major hindrance ahead of the growth of personal e-mobility in India. The passenger vehicle segment has witnessed a low penetration with only a few OEMs launched their products in the space. But the two-wheeler and three-wheeler segments have seen a rise of the EVs in larger numbers driving the green mobility offensive in India.

E-buses to replace diesel-run fleet to curb rising air pollution levels

  • June 08, 2021

Source: The Telegraph

The fleet of diesel-powered government buses in Kolkata will be replaced by electric buses to curb the rising levels of air pollution. The replacement will be carried out in phases. To begin with, 400 buses will be replaced by electric buses and the remaining fleet of nearly 800 buses will be replaced subsequently in phases.