Digital Library on Green Mobility


Electric vehicles to get star ratings for efficiency like home appliances

  • November 06, 2020

Source: Money Control

Electric vehicles (EVs), batteries and charging equipment could be brought under the standardisation and labelling (S&L) programme of the government to define their efficiency using the star-rating method. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a government agency under the Ministry of Power, has been tasked to form the S&L programme for the EV industry. It could provide star ratings to EVs, batteries and supply equipment (EVSE) that would look similar to energy ratings given to 26 appliances and equipment under the S&L programme by BEE.

Electric vehicle adoption in India will be led by three-wheelers

  • November 05, 2020

Source: PV Magazine

A joint research by KPMG and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) expects India to see a gradual, phased adoption of electric vehicles. The market penetration will be the fastest in the three-wheeler segment, followed by electric buses, two-wheelers and then passenger taxis. The report expects electric vehicles to account for 65-75% of new sales in the three-wheeler segment and 25-35% in two-wheeler in 2030.The report states India’s battery manufacturing plans to face challenges due to the lack of key raw materials like lithium and cobalt within the country.

400 electric vehicles charging stations to come up across Andhra Pradesh

  • November 04, 2020

Source: The Times of India

In a move to push for electric vehicles (EV), the state government has decided to set up 400 charging stations in the state. Further, the state government is also considering a proposal to study real-time performance impact of providing electric two-wheelers to ward and village secretariat staff. The government also has plans to set up testing facilities for vehicles and components, and intelligence testing tracks for electric vehicles with an investment of INR 250 crore.

Telangana unveils electric vehicles policy

  • October 30, 2020

Source: The Hindu

The `Telangana Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage Policy 2020-2030’ to promote usage, ownership and manufacture of electric vehicles (EVs) as well as encourage setting up of allied infrastructure such as charging stations through incentives and facilitation measures was unveiled by Telangana government. The State IT Minister announced an EV cluster each is to be developed at Chandanvelly in Ranga Reddy district and in Divitipally, Mahbubnagar. There are also plans to develop a mobility cluster, details of which are likely to be made announced soon. Telangana is also keen on promoting an automobile cluster in Zaheerabad on about 1,000 acres.

Over 3,000 electric vehicles get registered in Delhi

  • October 29, 2020

Source: India TV

Delhi has become the first state in the country where 3,000 electric vehicles were purchased by people within just a few weeks of the policy launch. Delhi will be the first state where electric vehicles are now being replaced by petrol and diesel vehicles at a rapid pace. This will help reduce pollution in Delhi to a great extent as it seeks to replace diesel-petrol vehicles with electric vehicles on the roads of Delhi. Under the new policy, subsidies have also been made more accessible so that those purchasing new vehicles can get timely financial benefits.

Delhi government approves over 100 models for subsidy under electric vehicle policy

  • October 23, 2020

Source: The Times of India

The Delhi government has launched the electric vehicle policy portal for seamless disbursement of all the demand incentives for the vehicle buyers. The subsidy will be applicable for all vehicles registered after August 7 this year when the policy was notified while road tax will be applicable from October 10 and registration fee exemptions from October 15. The electric vehicles dealers can log into and apply for the subsidy.

Pandemic likely to delay penetration of electric vehicles: Ind-Ra

  • October 23, 2020

Source: The Economic Times

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to delay the penetration of electric vehicles in India, as low affordability and the government's priority on reviving existing conventional automobile industry shift the focus away from EVs in the interim, according to rating firm Ind-Ra. The passenger vehicles segment of e-mobility will face a setback, as consumers would be wary to buy a costlier EV than an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle, while original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) would refrain from incurring high Capex, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said in a statement.

Piaggio launches Ape' E-City electric vehicle

  • October 21, 2020

Source: Business World

Piaggio Vehicles has launched its new electric vehicle, Ape’ E-City for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode market in Kerala. The e-vehicle is powered by advanced Lithium-ion batteries. The swappable battery concept is being brought in association with Sun mobility, a provider of electric mobility battery technology. Customers can experience an app-enabled eco-system to check the battery state of charge, locate swap stations, recharge batteries instantly with no waiting time, etc.

Hydrogen gaining traction for storage

  • October 19, 2020

Source: The Financial express

India aims to reduce fossil fuel-based emissions by building renewable energy capacity and promoting the uptake of electric vehicles. The cost of such a transition remains unaffordable for many Indian consumers. Among the avenues being explored by the government to circumvent the problem and reduce dependence on imported products is the use of hydrogen technology to store electricity that can run vehicles and balance power systems, with such batteries being cheaper and more efficient than the lithium-ion batteries in use at present. Green hydrogen or hydrogen produced from renewable energy has been cited as the next ‘clean energy prize’ in a recent policy brief by TERI.

From tomorrow, 50 buses to run on fuel that’s cleaner than CNG

  • October 19, 2020

Source: The Times of India

From October 20, buses running on hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG) are going to hit Delhi’s roads. A cleaner fuel compared with CNG, HCNG will be used to run 50 buses as part of a pilot project for six months from the Rajghat-1 bus depot. A four-tonne per day compact reformer-based HCNG production plant has come up at the Rajghat-1 bus depot of Delhi Transport Corporation.