Digital Library on Green Mobility


Union Budget 2023 gives EVs a big charge; boosts vehicle scrappage

  • February 01, 2023

Source: Business Standard

The Finance Minister, in her Budget speech on February 1, 2023, focussed on green energy and electric vehicles. Ms Sitharaman extended Customs duty exemption for the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries and introduced more sops to boost vehicle scrappage. She also announced viability gap funding (VGF) for battery energy storage system (BESS) projects with a capacity of 4000 MWh.

Japan's Suzuki to invest $35 billion through 2030 in EVs

  • January 26, 2023

Source: The Economic Times

Suzuki Motor Corp will invest 4.5 trillion yen ($34.8 billion) through fiscal 2030 in research, development and capital spending to make battery electric vehicles. The company would invest 2 trillion yen in electrification and autonomous driving technologies, while allocating 2.5 trillion yen to build a battery EV plant and for renewable energy facilities.

Electric two-wheeler sales surge 300%, breach 600,000-mark in 2022

  • January 02, 2023

Source: Business Standard

The electric two-wheeler (E2W) market crossed the 600,000 sales target (of units) and achieved a market penetration of 4 per cent in Calendar 2022 (CY22), reveals VAHAN data. According to VAHAN, 624,192 two-wheeler units were registered in the country, up a staggering 300 per cent over 2021, when only 153,523 units were registered; electric vehicle (EV) penetration was just 1 per cent.

Mumbai international airport opens EV charging stations in Terminal 1 and 2

  • December 10, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has installed six DC fast EV charging stations at Terminal 1and 2. From December 9, 2022, the fast charging stations are available for service and open as Public Charging Stations for passengers as well as guests visiting CSMIA. CSMIA has commissioned the EV charging stations

CSE and DST join hands to develop EV batteries suited for India

  • November 22, 2022

Source: The Financial Express

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of the government of India have collaborated to create a platform that will support the development of new electric vehicle batteries to suit and meet Indian requirements. 

Haryana Government notifies Electric Vehicle Policy

  • November 18, 2022

Source: The Tribune

Under the policy, 12 schemes had been made live on the website This included Purchase Incentive for Buyers, Charging and Battery Swapping Station Scheme, Net SGST Reimbursement Scheme, Capital Subsidy Scheme, Employment Generation Subsidy Scheme, Electricity Duty Exemption Scheme, Stamp Duty Reimbursement Scheme, Patent Fee Reimbursement Scheme, R & D Incentives, Human Capacity Building Excellence Centre of Excellence Scheme, Seed and Conversion Fund Scheme, and Water Treatment Incentive Scheme.

TotalEnergies launches EV fluid range in India

  • November 01, 2022

Source: Mint

The custom EV fluids are designed with enhanced electrical properties against short circuits and static electricity and excellent compatibility with copper coils and new polymer materials used in electric vehicles.

Thiruvananthapuram airport procures 4 electric vehicles as part of carbon neutral policy

  • October 27, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

The Thiruvananthapuram international airport has procured four electric vehicles as part of its endeavor to achieve Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Level 4+ and net-zero status. The vehicles will be used by the engineering and maintenance and the landside operations team at the airport for their routine work.

Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram airports switch to EVs to reduce emissions

  • October 27, 2022

Source: Business Standard

Indian airports are investing in electric vehicles (EVs) as they look to reduce carbon emissions. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has announced deployment of 57 electric vehicles as a part of its green transportation programme. Thiruvananthapuram airport has acquired four EVs for its engineering and maintenance teams.

One in ten petrol pumps now offers EV charging, CNG

  • October 25, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

India has about 84,600 fuel retail outlets, of which 8,900 offer alternative fuels such as CNG, auto LPG or EV charging facilities, according to the oil ministry data. EV charging facility is available at 4100 pumps, CNG at 4000 pumps and auto LPG at 700. The private sector, which controls a tenth of the country's fuel stations, offers alternative fuelling options at less than 200 pumps.