Digital Library on Green Mobility


RERC sets tariff of INR 6 per unit applicable on EV charging stations

  • December 23, 2020

Source: Saur Energy

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has released a draft suo-motu order on the matter of charging infrastructure, tariffs, and other regulatory issues for electric vehicles (EVs) on December 21, 2020. RERC has declared the applicable tariffs on the EV public charging stations (PCS) of INR 6 per unit used under two categories; PCS LT-8 and HT-6. The above tariff applicable to PCS would also be applicable to EV Battery Charging Stations and EV Battery Swapping Stations.

Bengaluru gets its first battery swapping network for electric vehicles

  • December 22, 2020

Source: NDTV

Karnataka has launched a unique electric vehicle (EV) battery swapping network in its capital Bengaluru, addressing one of the key concerns of potential users of the cleaner technology - fast discharge and lack of supporting infrastructure. The EV battery-swapping project is meant to ensure clean last-mile connectivity for Bengaluru.

Electric vehicle market in India expected to hit 63 lakh units per annum mark by 2027: IESA

  • December 22, 2020

Source: The Economic Times

The electric vehicle (EV) market in India is expected to hit over 63 lakh unit mark per annum by 2027, according to a report by India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA). As per the findings of the report, which covers the present scenario and forecast of EV, EV batteries and the public charging infrastructure market in the country, demand for the batteries is also going to rise substantially over the same period.

JanaJal 'Water on Wheels' electric vehicle recommended by Jal Shakti Ministry

  • December 20, 2020

Source: HT Auto

JanaJal Water on Wheels (WOW), an IoT-based, three-wheeled electric vehicle developed by Noida-based JanaJal to deliver safe drinking water to the doorsteps of households, has been recommended by the Ministry of Jal Shakti to State governments as one of the five innovative field-level solutions that can help deliver the National Jal Jeevan Mission drinking water program to the masses.

At Delhi EV forum's first meet, talks of green push

  • December 19, 2020

Source: The Times of India

Delhi government convened the first Delhi EV Forum virtual meeting on December 18, 2020, which saw 130 participants from auto, charging and fleet sectors, along with civil society organisations and experts. The forum has been established to serve as a platform for continuous engagement with stakeholders in the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem for successful implementation of the Delhi EV Policy, said a statement from Dialogue & Development Commission, which hosted the first meeting on behalf of the government.

India’s electric revolution is here: Shailesh Chandra

  • December 19, 2020

Source: Livemint

There is a growing consensus among automotive professionals and the public in India alike that the future of vehicles is electric. Several surveys indicate that an overwhelming majority of customers state that they are open to considering an Electric Vehicle (EV) for their next purchase. These developments signal a turning point for EVs in India, which has thus far been a laggard in adopting the EV revolution.

About 14 per cent cut in CO2 emissions possible in small commercial vehicle segment with EV push: Study

  • December 18, 2020

Source: ET Energyworld

India can see up to 14 per cent reduction in carbondioxide (CO2) emissions in the small commercial vehicle segment with higher electric vehicle (EV) penetration in total sales by 2030, according to a study. The study -- Roadmap for Electrification of Urban Freight in India -- was conducted to assess the operational and financial feasibility of EVs in the urban freight (UF) segment by undertaking a survey-based analysis of five sectors in Delhi, Bengaluru and Surat. It was released by TERI in association with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation.

Pure EV to tie-up with CSIR-CECRI for indigenising lithium-ion battery technology for EVs

  • December 17, 2020

Source: The Financial express

IIT Hyderabad-incubated startup Pure EV is collaborating with CSIR – Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), headquartered at Karaikudi with its extension centre in Chennai, on indigenising Lithium-Ion battery (LIB) technology for electric vehicles (EVs). Pure EV has signed a memorandum of understanding with CSIR- CECRI to undertake joint research on the production of battery packs, validation of LIB cells and addressing the specific requirements to ensure the suitability of developed LIBs for critical performance at the standard operating procedure (SoP) conditions.

Uber announces launch of 3,000 electric two-wheeler, three-wheelers and cabs in 2021

  • December 17, 2020

Source: The Times of India

Uber has announced that its plans to switch majorly to fully zero-emission platform by 2040 globally and in India, it has committed scaling up to 3000 electric vehicles across two-wheelers, three-wheelers and cabs by the end of 2021.

Decarbonising Transport: India needs to consider this: Ajay Shankar

  • December 17, 2020

Source: The Financial Express

For India, this may be the right time for the adoption of feasible pathways to have a carbon-free surface transport system in the next two decades. The benefits of reduced air pollution from EVs makes a compelling case for a policy directive for provision of charging infrastructure. For inter-city movement of trucks and buses, the way forward, as it is emerging in Europe and Japan, is the introduction of hybrid trucks and buses.