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India's EV space to see investments worth INR 94,000 crore, Tamil Nadu to lead with 34% share

  • December 20, 2021

Source: The Times of India

The EV segment in India is likely to see investments worth $12.6 billion (INR 94,000 crore) over the next five years, while 1300 acres will be required to set up the targeted 110 GWh battery manufacturing capacity by 2030, said property consulting firm Colliers in a joint report with Indospace titled ‘Electric Mobility in Full Gear’. Most of the investments are planned in the EV components and assembly-line production, followed by investments in battery manufacturing.

Delhi emerging as EV capital of India

  • December 15, 2021

Source: The Pioneer

Delhiites are opting for electric vehicles (EV) as EV sales have been registered six times higher in the city than in the rest of the country. According to the Transport Department, EV accounted for the second most bought type of vehicles in the September-November quarter accounting for nine percent of the vehicles sold while the national average rests at only 1.6 per cent.

Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka leading states in EV sales: Government

  • December 09, 2021

Source: Business Standard

Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Karnataka have emerged as top three states in terms of registration of electric vehicles in India. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Road Transport and Highways Minister Mr Nitin Gadkari said that 870,141 electric vehicles have been registered in India. Uttar Pradesh (255,700) has the highest registered electric vehicles, followed by Delhi (125,347) and Karnataka (72,544) come in that order.

NITI Aayog launches 'e-Sawari India E-Bus Coalition' in tie-up with CESL

  • December 07, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

NITI Aayog has announced the launch of 'e-Sawaari India Electric Bus Coalition' in partnership with Convergence Energy Service Ltd (CESL) and World Resources Institute, India, with support from Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI). The coalition has been launched with the aim to share knowledge and learnings on e-bus adoption in India among various stakeholders, including central and state governments, city-level government agencies, transit service providers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), financing institutions and ancillary service providers.

GIZ India, partners, release report on smart charging strategies for e-vehicles in India

  • December 07, 2021

Source: T&D India

GIZ India, in cooperation with NITI Aayog, Government of India, and Tata Power has released the first report titled, ‘A Critical Review: Smart Charging Strategies and Technologies for Electric Vehicles’. The report focuses on concepts of smart charging, a critical review of various smart charging strategies and approaches for electric vehicles, smart charging technologies, and related commercially available smart charging products along with the impact of EVs on the power system and power grid.

GIZ India, partners, release report on smart charging strategies for e-vehicles in India

  • December 07, 2021

Source: EMobility+

GIZ India, in cooperation with NITI Aayog, Government of India, and Tata Power has released the first report titled, ‘A Critical Review: Smart Charging Strategies and Technologies for Electric Vehicles’. The report focuses on concepts of smart charging, a critical review of various smart charging strategies and approaches for electric vehicles, smart charging technologies, and related commercially available smart charging products along with the impact of EVs on the power system and power grid.

Goa CM launches Electricity Mobility Promotion Policy to promote e-vehicle usage

  • December 04, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

The chief minister of Goa has launched Goa Electricity Mobility Promotion Policy 2021 to promote usage of e-vehicles. The policy's main objective to launch the policy is to promote use of battery-driven vehicles and create jobs for the people of the state. The state government will also provide subsidy to the buyers of e-vehicles, and set up charging infrastructure.

Delhi government releases EV charging norms for corporates

  • November 30, 2021

Source: Indian Express

The Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi launched a guidebook for EV Charging in workplaces for corporates. The guidebook details the processes involved for effective decision-making to install workplace charging and is aimed at making corporates an integral part of the EV movement.

Are electric cars the future?

  • November 30, 2021

Source: Find Me a Driving Test

Electric cars have burst in to the car industry within the past decade now representing over a 5% market share in Britain. Huge strides have been made in technological advancement in this time, which is making electric cars more and more affordable. Some car makers in Britain have stepped up their investment for electric cars.

EV Push: FAME-II scheme achieves just 10% target with 4 months left in original deadline

  • November 29, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

The Indian government's flagship electric vehicles promotion scheme FAME II has so far disbursed just under 10% of the INR 8596 crore earmarked to be given as purchase subsidies with just four months to go in its original deadline. FAME-II scheme was originally intended for a period of three years ending 31 March 2022. It was extended earlier this year by a period of 24 months till 31 March 2024.