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Uttar Pradesh announces new EV policy, offers incentives to buyers, manufacturers

  • October 13, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

The Uttar Pradesh government has announced the New Electric Vehicle Manufacturing and Mobility Policy, 2022, to promote faster adoption of clean mobility solutions and create a conducive ecosystem for EVs in the state. The policy provides for a three-pronged incentive regime that includes benefits to consumers for purchasing EVs; to manufacturers of EVs, batteries and related components; and to service providers developing charging/ swapping facilities.

Indian Railways to replace its fleet with Electric Vehicles

  • October 11, 2022

Source: The Hindu

In a major shift towards decarbonisation of the transportation sector, the Indian Railways has decided to replace its entire fleet of owned/hired/leased Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cars with Electric Vehicles.

Ashok Leyland, IIT Madras researchers join hands to develop hybrid EVs using turbine technology

  • October 10, 2022

Source: ET Auto

The collaboration aims to develop a series of hybrid electric vehicles using the turbine technology, which will replace the large batteries in the main powertrain to generate power onboard. Ashok Leyland and IIT Madras are collaborating to develop and commercialize ‘Swirl Mesh Lean Direct Injection (LDI) system’ technology for developing a series of hybrid electric vehicles (EVs) using this turbine technology.

Delhi gets 1000 EV charging points under single-window facility

  • October 09, 2022

Source: India Today

The Delhi government has completed the installation of 1000 electric vehicle (EV) charging points under the single-window facility. This includes 682 charging slots installed at 315 locations by BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, 150 installed at 70 locations by BSES Yamuna Power Limited, and 168 installed at 50 locations by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited.

Green option: Government tender for 3,500 electric powertrain vehicles soon

  • October 03, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

Convergence Energy Services (CESL), the state-run company that handles the acquisition of EVs for central and state government departments, said the size of the programme could expand as more and more electric vehicles are launched by automakers at the affordable end of the market.

How EVs Can Complement UDAN Scheme

  • October 02, 2022

Source: The Financial Express

To make air travel more affordable, the overall door-to-door cost has to be lowered. This can be facilitated by providing cheaper access to the airport. Until all airports in the country are connected through the metro-rail network or other mass transit services, EVs (e-cabs) can provide cheaper accessibility to airports.

Electric cars may take 3 years to hit inflection point in India: Report

  • September 29, 2022

Source: The Hindu Business Line

A report by BNP Paribas sees FY22 as the year of accelerated EV adoption in the two-wheeler segment, helped by incentives, wider availability, model launches, a rise in crude prices, and improved general awareness. The two-wheeler industry crossed the inflection for EV adoption in 2021, while it is at least three years away from the inflection point for the passenger vehicle segment, says the report.

Tata Motors disrupts EV market with new Tiago

  • September 29, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

Tata Motors, already the biggest in India's EV space, expects the share of the powertrain to be in double digits of total before FY23 winds down, with incremental buyers for the new Tiago EV leading the march. Tata Motors, the country's biggest automotive company by revenues, has sought to democratize the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) by introducing the Tiago at a price point sufficiently disruptive for mainstreaming the powertrain hitherto associated largely with luxury cars.

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.