Digital Library on Green Mobility


India's auto component industry all set for electric vehicle shift

  • May 27, 2022

Source: Business Standard

India’s auto component industry is all set to hitch its wagon to the electric vehicle (EV) revolution. According to a recent survey by the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), 60 per cent of its 800 members say that they are ready to supply to EVs, while the rest say that they will be prepared to do so later this year, or latest by 2023.

Rajasthan Electric Vehicle Policy approved to encourage adoption of EVs

  • May 25, 2022

Source: HT Auto

Under the Rajasthan Electric Vehicle Policy, the state will reimburse INR 5000 to 10,000 SGST for two-wheeler EVs and INR 10,000 to 20,000 for the purchase of three-wheeler EVs, depending on the battery capacity. The primary objective of the EV Policy is to encourage electric vehicles’ adoption in the state.

Delhi gets GPS equipped, pollution free state-of-art 150 electric buses

  • May 24, 2022

Source: NDTV

On an average, these buses can run between 140-180 kilometres after being charged fully for two-and-a-half to three hours. Along with zero emission, these buses are zero noise. In addition, they are equipped with GPS devices, ramps for the differently-abled, panic buttons, CCTV cameras and other security-related facilities,

Delhi okays induction of 1,500 low-floor e-buses in public transport fleet

  • May 14, 2022

Source: Business Standard

The Delhi government has approved the induction of 1500 low-floor electric buses in its public transportation fleet. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) also decided to allocate 10 sites to various agencies for setting up Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations and battery awapping stations under Delhi EV Policy 2020.

SUN Mobility, Greaves Electric Mobility sign MoU for battery swapping technology

  • May 11, 2022

Source: The Financial Express

SUN Mobility, the energy infrastructure and services provider for electric vehicles (EVs) and Greaves Electric Mobility, one of the leading electric mobility companies in the country, have signed an MoU to work together and evaluate the best possible solution for the EV customer in the battery swapping segment. Through this venture, Greaves Electric Mobility also aims to enhance the EV ecosystem by offering an array of Multibrand smart mobility commuting options.

Ashok Leyland's arm Switch Mobility to invest INR 1000 crore in electric vehicle plant

  • May 10, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

Switch Mobility, the electric vehicle arm of Ashok Leyland, will be investing INR 1000 crore in a dedicated EV plant in South India, likely to be in the state of Tamil Nadu, on the outskirts of Chennai. The plan is to set up 30,000 units of E-LCV capacity and 10,000 units electric buses that will help Ashok Leyland to cater to to cater to rising demand for EVs for the last-mile goods and public transport.

Country’s first organic waste-powered EV charging station inaugurated in Mumbai

  • May 10, 2022

Source: The Indian Express

The station, a first-of-its-kind, will generate 220 units of electricity from food waste collected from its nearby areas, mostly from bulk generators like hotels and offices. Along with powering street lights, this energy plant will now charge electric vehicles too. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to set up organic waste-powered EV charging station in each of the 24 administrative wards.

India partners with Japan for affordable EV charging standard

  • May 08, 2022

Source: HT Auto

India has joined hands with Japan to develop an electric vehicle charging standard for emerging markets. Under the partnership, the two countries aim to develop easy-to-build EV charging stations based on Japanese protocols that are claimed to slash installation costs by two-thirds. The CHAdeMO Association, the organization responsible for Japan's charging standard, will work with India's standards drafting committee. The drafting committee includes automakers such as Mahindra Electric and Maruti Suzuki.

ARAI, Chitkara University sign MoU for automobile engineering

  • May 02, 2022

Source: Hindustan Times

Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has tied up with Chitkara University, Punjab, to offer bachelor of engineering in automobile engineering with specialisation in electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. Students will get to learn the fundamentals of electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles in the first two-and-a-half years at Chitkara University, after which students would go to ARAI Academy, Pune, to study latest technologies and get hands-on practical exposure over the next one-and-a-half year.

PMPML to scale up EV charging stations as more electric buses join its fleet

  • April 28, 2022

Source: The Indian Express

In the process of phasing out all diesel-run buses and adding more electric vehicles to its fleet, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) plans to increase electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to meet the demand. The EV charging station at Wagholi is ready for commissioning and is capable of charging 70 electric buses at a time.