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Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University in tie-up with automobile firm for EV innovation

  • September 27, 2022

Source: The Times of India

Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University, in partnership with an automobile company, has launched ‘EVitalize 2022-Powering What’s Next’, a showcase of electric vehicle (EV) innovation to bring the young minds solve the real-world challenges to address major barriers in mass adoption of EVs.

Chandigarh’s electric vehicle policy: Incentives for first 10 startups ensuring zero-emission mobility

  • September 27, 2022

Source: Hindustan Times

On the recommendation of the Chandigarh Renewal Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST), a provision has been made to provide infrastructure incentives and patent fees to promising start-ups in the union territory's EV Policy. To promote research and innovation in electric mobility, the Chandigarh administration under its electric vehicle policy will be providing a slew of incentives to the first ten startups promising zero-emission mobility.

Hero Electric to set up Rs 1200 crore electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Rajasthan

  • September 26, 2022

Source: Business Today

Two-wheeler maker Hero Electric will set up a mega electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant with an investment of Rs 1200 crore in Rajasthan. The proposed unit will be located in Salarpur industrial region in the Alwar district. The production is expected to start by the end of 2023.

Volvo Car India aims to sell 1,000 EVs in 2023

  • September 23, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

Volvo Cars is aiming to sell 900-1000 luxury electric vehicles in 2023, as demand for zero-emission vehicles increases in India. Globally, Volvo is aiming to be fully electric by 2030, and has plans to make EVs to account for at least half its sales volume by 2025. Malhotra, however, set a steeper target for its India business: 80% of sales from EVs by 2025.

India, World Bank looking to spur lending for electric vehicles

  • September 21, 2022

Source: ET Energy World

Government of India and the World Bank are in talks to introduce a risk-sharing mechanism to compensate banks giving loans for electric vehicle purchases, an official said, as the country seeks to decarbonize the transport sector. The risk instrument will help banks hedge against loan defaults and cut the cost of financing EVs.

E-Mobility becomes easier as Tata Power creates pan India EV charging infrastructure

  • September 21, 2022

Source: News18

Tata Power has joined hands with News18 Network to launch ‘Sustainable is Attainable’ - An Initiative to fast-track India’s GreenEnergy transition by raising mass awareness about green technologies, clean energy and sustainable lifestyles for the common man via wide-scale adoption of green products and solutions.

Chandigarh to phase out fuel-based vehicles

  • September 21, 2022

Source: Indian Express

Declaring itself a model electric vehicles (EV) city, the Chandigarh administration, while notifying the EV policy, stated that within two years from now, they will entirely stop the registrations of petrol-based two wheelers. The administration havs approved the policy to make UT a ‘Model EV City’ with highest zero emission vehicles (ZEV) among Indian cities, in five years. The policy comes into force with immediate effect.

Delhi government to install over 5000 kerbside EV chargers on all major roads

  • September 20, 2022

Source: The Times of India

The Delhi government is working to set up over 5000 kerbside EV charging points on all major roads in the coming 3 years. Kerbside charging is an emerging concept globally in which electric vehicles can be charged while being parked on roadside kerbs with charging stations or either using streetlight lamp posts.

Delhi government launches open database for EV charging

  • September 14, 2022

Source: The New Indian

Delhi government has launched an Open Database Facility for electric vehicle (EV) charging and battery swapping stations on its Switch Delhi portal for electric vehicles in Delhi. This will enable people to now use their favourite apps to locate more than 2500 charging points and battery swapping stations across Delhi. This number is expected to reach 18,000 by 2025.

Electrifying Indian mobility: Upward journey appears to have begun

  • September 12, 2022

Source: The Hindu Business Line

Decarbonising the transportation sector is critical in achieving India’s CO2 reduction goals because the transport sector is the third most CO2-emitting sector. Road transport (vehicles carrying passengers and goods) accounts for more than 90 per cent of the total CO2 and NOx emissions.