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Kolkata ranks high on e-vehicle adoption list

  • March 05, 2021

Source: The Times of India

Kolkata has featured among six global megacities for its faster adoption of electric vehicles in mass transportation. The EV City Casebook 2021, which will be released on March 11, will have Kolkata as a case study along with Shenzhen (China), Santiago (Chile), Izmir (Turkey), London (UK) and Vancouver (Canada). Kolkata stands third — ahead of London — in terms of ‘percentage penetration of e-buses’. Significantly, Shenzhen is way ahead, with 99% of the world’s electric buses being in China.

Meghalaya EV policy aims to have 20,000 electric vehicles in the state by 2025

  • March 01, 2021

Source: HT Auto

The Meghalaya government has announced a dedicated EV policy that targets 15% electric vehicle penetration by 2025. The northeastern state plans to have around 20,000 electric vehicles within five year period. Under the Meghalaya EV policy, the state government will provide incentives to a limited number of early EV adopters.

Delhi government directs all state departments to switch to electric vehicles within next 6 months

  • March 01, 2021

Source: News 18

Taking forward the ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign, the Delhi government has ordered all its departments to replace all hired fuel vehicles with electric vehicles within the next six months. An order to this effect was issued by the Special Secretary (Finance), Delhi government. It has also been informed that the transport department of Delhi will be the nodal body to monitor the progress of the transition from existing diesel/petrol vehicle fleet to electric vehicles. It will also be necessary for all the departments to produce monthly action reports on the transition to EVs by the 5th of every month to the nodal department.

North MCD proposal: An EV charging station, battery swap point every 3km

  • February 26, 2021

Source: Hindustan Times

The Delhi government aims to register at least five lakh electric vehicles (EVs) in Delhi in the next five years for which it decided to set up EV charging stations at every 3 kms. North Delhi Municipal Corporation has approved a proposal to set up e-charging and battery swapping stations for EVs at every three kilometres. This comes months after the Delhi government notified the Delhi electric vehicle policy, 2020, to reduce air pollution and to kick-start the economy by spurring demand.

Ola commences construction of mega factory on 500-acre site in Tamil Nadu, eyes production soon

  • February 25, 2021

Source: CNBC TV18

With the Centre pushing for energy-efficient e-vehicles, ride-hailing major Ola has commenced the construction of a mega-factory on its 500-acre site in Tamil Nadu, eyeing to start its Phase-1 production of electric scooters within months. Coming up at a cost of INR 2400 crore at Hosur, this will be the world’s largest scooter factory, from where Ola's EV arm will be rolling out a range of electric scooters amid rising fuel prices.

Amazon partners with Mahindra Electric to strengthen its electric vehicle fleet in India

  • February 23, 2021

Source: The Statesman

Amazon is all set to add 10,000 vehicles to its local delivery fleet by 2025. Under the partnership, Amazon India has deployed close to a hundred Mahindra Treo Zor EVs in seven major cities. These cities so far include Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore, and Lucknow.

Go Electric campaign launched to ensure energy security in the country

  • February 19, 2021

Source: News on AIR

The Central Government has launched the Go Electric campaign to boost the adoption of electric mobility vehicles and electric cooking appliances to ensure energy security in the country. The government is promoting the use of electric mobility vehicles and energy efficient electric cooking appliances to reduce dependence on the imported fossil fuel and mitigate the impact of climate change. In this direction, Go Electric campaign can prove to be a game changer initiative as it will lead towards adoption of products which operates on renewable energy.

Road transport ministry has taken initiative for alternative fuels: Nitin Gadkari

  • February 16, 2021

Source: The Times of India

The road transport ministry has taken the initiative to explore alternative fuels like lithium ion batteries and hydrogen cells for electric vehicles in the wake of increasing fuel prices, union minister Mr Nitin Gadkari said after inaugurating a leather cluster at the Central Leather Research Institute. Also on the anvil were aluminium-ion and steel-ion batteries

Delhi government to soon start registration of e-autos: State transport minister

  • February 14, 2021

Source: Business Standard

The Delhi government will soon start facilitating registration of e-autos that can save up to INR 29,000 as compared to their CNG equivalents. Under its 'Switch Delhi' campaign, the Delhi government will now focus on adoption of electric three-wheelers, including e-autos, e-rickshaws, and e-carts. Under Delhi's electric vehicle policy, 177 three-wheeler models are available and eligible for purchase and scrapping incentives.

Triton EV plans to launch electric car in India this year – to rival Tesla

  • February 06, 2021

Source: Rush Lane

Triton-EV that has announced plans to launch its first product in the Indian market. Named N4, the electric sedan will be rivalling Tesla Model 3 in the Indian market. For the Indian market, the company is looking to collaborate with Bharat Electronics Ltd. If the deal goes through, the two companies can work together to develop electronic systems and batteries for N4 and other EVs planned for the Indian market.