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1,04,806 electric vehicles registered in 2021; 5,17,322 over last three years: Centre

  • August 10, 2021

Source: Business Today

The Ministry of Heavy Industries has announced that 1,04,806 electric vehicles (EVs) have been registered in the country during 2021 (till July 19). The Ministry added that a total of 5,17,322 electric vehicles have been registered in the country over the last three years as per the e-vahan portal.

IIT-Madras readies first indigenous motors for e-rickshaws

  • August 06, 2021

Source: The Times of India

India’s thrust for electric vehicles got a leg up with an unit inside IIT Madras developing motors and sub-assemblies indigenously and signing agreements with manufacturers for commercial usage. The first of the motors with design details will be delivered on August 15. The Centre for Battery Engineering and Electric Vehicles Research has developed a range of motors and sub-assemblies for commercial deployment.

Electric vehicles to be exempted from registration certificate fees in India: MoRTH

  • August 04, 2021

Source: News18

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification to exempt battery-operated vehicles from the payment of fees for issue or renewal of registration certificate. In a statement, the ministry said it has also exempted battery-operated vehicles from the payment of fees for the assignment of new registration marks.

Indian EV industry records INR 25,045 crore investments in last seven months

  • August 02, 2021

Source: ET Auto

Collective investment done by e2W, e4W, EV component makers, electric commercial vehicles, and last-mile delivery companies was recorded at INR 25,045.31 crores during January-July 2021. According to a study conducted by the CEEW Centre for Energy Finance (CEEW-CEF), the EV market in India will be worth USD 206 billion by 2030 if India maintains steady progress to its 2030 target. This would necessarily entail an investment of over USD 180 billion in vehicle manufacturing and charging infrastructure.

Ashok Leyland to transfer complete electric vehicles business to new arm Switch Mobility

  • July 28, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland is consolidating the entire electric vehicles (EV) business of the group, including UK-subsidiary Optare into a new company called Switch Mobility. The new company will be launching an electric van in India by the end of this year and it will be aimed at commercial vehicle fleet operators.

One of the biggest myths about EVs is busted in new study

  • July 21, 2021

Source: The Verge

A new study published by International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) lays to rest the tired argument that electric vehicles aren’t much cleaner than internal combustion vehicles. Over the life cycle of an EV — from digging up the materials needed to build it to eventually laying the car to rest — it will release fewer greenhouse gas emissions than a gas-powered car, the research found.

Maharashtra EV policy to accelerate electric vehicle adoption

  • July 15, 2021

Source: Express Drives

The policy has set a target of having 10% of new vehicle registered to be electric by 2025, electrification of 25% of public transport and last-mile delivery by the same year. The automotive industry expects the new Maharashtra Electric Vehicle policy to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles and help in developing the charging infrastructure.

Navi Mumbai gets electric vehicle charging station

  • July 13, 2021

Source: Hindustan Times

The EV charging station has been set up in Turbhe TTC industrial area, while the sub-centre has been proposed at Sector 13 in Airoli. The charging station has 21 AC/DC EV chargers for both two and four-wheelers. These include four DC fast chargers of 15 to 50 kW capacity and 17 AC chargers of 3.5 to 7.5 kW capacity. There is also provision for vehicles requiring AC slow charging.

Goa to subsidise 11,000 electric vehicles annually for 5 years

  • July 12, 2021

Source: The Times of India

As per the draft scheme for promotion of electric vehicles in Goa, every year for the next five years, subsidy will be given to 10,000 two wheelers not exceeding Rs 10 crore per year, 500 three wheelers not exceeding Rs 1 crore and around 500 four wheelers not exceeding Rs 14 crore. The subsidy will be capped at Rs 25 crore annually.

MG Motor India, Fortum set up 50 kW superfast public EV charging station in Pune

  • July 09, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

MG Motor India has set up a 50 kW superfast public EV charging station in Pune in collaboration with Fortum Charge & Drive India. The facility can be accessed by anyone who has a Combined Charging System (CCS2)-compliant EV.