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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.

CESL inks pact with IIT Bombay to establish EV charging infrastructure

  • November 26, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

Under this association, both parties will collaborate to work on technological advancements in the electric vehicle charging domain by development of flagship products, standardization of technical specifications, solutions for meeting EV charging capabilities, and customized solutions for Indian EV charging ecosystem.

Electric three-wheelers rev up for rapid growth in India's EV market

  • November 11, 2021

Source: Business Standard

Encouraged by the rapid growth of the electric three-wheelers, manufacturers of such vehicles are betting big on the segment. Most of them have lined up aggressive expansion plans in capacities and new products. Among other things, the segment, like the e-two-wheelers, has immensely benefited from the government’s policy push, particularly the FAME II subsidy scheme.

India to work towards zero-emission cars by 2040

  • November 11, 2021

Source: Indian Express

India has joined over 30 other countries in signing a declaration that promises to work towards ensuring that only zero-emission cars and vans are sold by the year 2040. However, this timeline is meant mainly for the developed country signatories, and is not a legally-binding commitment. Emerging markets like India have only promised to work “intensely towards accelerated proliferation and adoption of zero-emission vehicles”.

Delhi government launches single window clearance, subsidy for two-wheeler EV charging points

  • November 09, 2021

Source: Hindustan Times

The single window process is being made available both online and through a phone call. Under the subsidy scheme, for an electric two/three-wheeler, one will only have to spend INR 2500 for a charging point. On the directions of the Delhi government, power distribution companies have empanelled 12 vendors to facilitate the installation of slow and moderate chargers.

IOC to set up 10,000 EV charging stations in next three years

  • November 03, 2021

Source: ET Now

Mr S M Vaidya, Chairman, IOC said that 2000 EV charging stations will be established in the next 12 months and another 8000 in the next two years to achieve target of 10,000 EV charging stations in the next three years.

New protocol to address privacy issues in electric vehicles

  • October 27, 2021

Source: Telangana Today

Different types of messaging and charging infrastructure will be established in public places and they could be prone to security and privacy concerns. Researchers at the National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh, working with an international team, have developed a protocol to deal with them. They worked with colleagues from IIIT Hyderabad, IIIT Naya Raipur, Kyungpook National University, South Korea, and the University of Wollongong.

Bengaluru will need 22,000 electric vehicle charging stations to feed public transport by 2031: Study

  • October 27, 2021

Source: Indian Express

The study Public Electric Vehicle Fleet Charging Stations, conducted by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits, showed that the electric vehicle (EV) penetration in the coming days will increase the demand for EV charging stations. The study has been restricted to public transportation such as auto-rickshaws, cabs and buses

BSES ties up with startup to install subsidised EV charging stations in Delhi

  • October 26, 2021

Source: HT Auto

BSES, which includes Delhi's DISCOMs like BSES Rajdhani, BSES Yamuna, and Tata Power DDL, has got into a deal with EV charging station startup Kazam. Together, they will provide subsidies electric vehicle charging stations in the national capital.

Tata Power crosses 1,000 EV charging stations mark in India

  • October 25, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

Tata Power has a network of more than 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the country. This network of 1,000 public charging stations provides innovative and seamless EV charging experiences for Tata Power's customers across offices, malls, hotels, retail outlets, and places of public access, enabling clean mobility and freedom from range-anxiety. In addition, there are close to 10,000 home EV charging points.