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118 electric vehicle charging stations to dot Hyderabad

  • May 11, 2021

Source: Telangana Today

To cater to the needs of increasing battery vehicles in Hyderabad, the Department of Heavy Industries is working on setting up 118 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Apart from Hyderabad, 10 EV charging stations each are also coming up in Warangal and Karimnagar taking the total EV charging stations to 138 in Telangana.

Mahindra sets up new mobility centre in UK with focus on electric vehicles

  • May 06, 2021

Source: The Times of India

Mahindra Group has announced the setting up of Mahindra Advanced Design Europe (M.A.D.E) in the West Midlands, UK. The new Centre of Excellence (CoE), will be a part of the Mahindra Global Design Network that includes the Mahindra Design Studio in Mumbai, India, and Pininfarina Design in Turin, Italy.

Public outreach is key for electric vehicle adoption in India

  • April 21, 2021

Source: CNBC TV18

Despite efforts from national and state governments in the last few years, EV market penetration is only 1 percent of India's total vehicle sales. There are many barriers to the slow uptake of electric vehicles like lack of charging infrastructure, vehicles' availability, high cost of financing, etc. TERI study identified the lack of awareness regarding EVs, their benefits, cost, and operation as one of the significant barriers affecting EV adoption in India.

India poised to be top EV manufacturing hub

  • April 18, 2021

Source: Mint

With the cost of developing and operating electric vehicles (EVs) expected to decline substantially with a drop in prices of lithium-ion batteries, India is likely to become a leading hub for manufacturing EVs and EV components, said Mr Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs. The government is also focusing on other alternative technologies, such as hydrogen fuel cell-driven EVs, besides announcing a scrappage scheme to help boost manufacturing of EVs for exports.

Delhi to get 130 more electric vehicle charging bays in 45 days

  • April 12, 2021

Source: Indian Express

Electric vehicle (EV) ride-hailing mobile app company BluSmart Mobility, which began operations in December 2019, will open its 130 fast-charging stations to the public in the 45 days, The Delhi government has reached out to firms across board to move fleets to electric vehicles, as well as help boost charging infrastructure across the city as part of the Electric Vehicle policy.

Rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles get IIT Guwahati boost

  • April 07, 2021

Source: The Hindu

A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has developed a technique of boosting the performance of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs). The advanced technique can precisely estimate the state of charge (SOC), one of the most important internal aspects of a battery. The SOC indicates the remaining charge that can be withdrawn from a battery before it gets fully discharged. 

IIT Delhi works on making EVs part of life

  • April 05, 2021

Source: The Times of India

From retrofitting cars into electric vehicles (EV) to researching batteries and setting up charging stations on the campus, IIT Delhi is putting its best foot forward in promoting the technology. Recently, IIT set up a 20kW charging station with inbuilt solar photovoltaic interface capability developed by Smart Grid Lab of the department of electrical engineering funded by the Centre’s Department of Science and Technology. Incubated start-ups like “Geliose Mobility” to launch “Hope”, a cost-effective electric scooter with a running cost of around 20 paisa per km, are also being promoted.

Auto companies eye NTPC’s hydrogen fuel pilot

  • April 01, 2021

Source: Mint

Toyota Motor Corp., Hyundai Motor Co., Tata Motors Ltd, Ashok Leyland Ltd and KPIT Technologies Ltd have evinced interest in India’s maiden initiative to run hydrogen-powered fuel cell-based electric cars and buses. NTPC Ltd, India’s largest power generator, plans to issue a tender shortly to procure 20 such vehicles for pilot projects in New Delhi and Leh.

Xiaomi to invest $10 billion in new electric vehicles unit over next 10 years

  • March 31, 2021

Source: News 18

Xiaomi has formally entered the automotive industry with a new smart electric vehicle (EV) business, the company announced in a filing. The firm will initially invest CNY 10 billion (roughly INR 11,211 crores) in the wholly-owned subsidiary, with a total investment goal of $10 billion (roughly INR 73,600 crores) over the next ten years.

Biden proposes $174 billion investment in electric vehicles

  • March 31, 2021

Source: Electrek

US President Mr Joe Biden has unveiled an outline of his infrastructure plan, and it includes a proposed $174 billion investment in electric vehicles. the investment will include funds to help automakers secure materials for electric vehicle production and converting factories. The announcement confirms that the initiative will also revamp the consumer incentive to buy electric vehicles.