Digital Library on Green Mobility


Promising signs of growth for electric vehicles in India: IEA

  • July 11, 2023

Source: ET Energy World

The International Energy Agency has said there are promising signs of growth for electric vehicles in emerging markets like India and Indonesia going forward, outside of the three major global markets including China, US and EU. The deployment of clean energy technologies had another record year in 2022, and the electric car markets witnessed unprecedented growth as sales exceeded 10 million units in 2022, with a total of 14 per cent of all new cars sold being electric – up from less than 5 per cent in 2020, according to IEA report "Critical Minerals Market Review 2023".

Major EV shift plan in Kolkata by 2030, dip in carbon emissions likely by 2.8m tonnes

  • July 10, 2023

Source: The Times of India

A major portion of Kolkata’s automobile will shift to electric vehicles (EVs) over the next decade, according to the Kolkata Comprehensive Electric Mobility Plan, jointly prepared by the Asian Development Bank and Niti Ayog. Kolkata aims to achieve major EV penetration by 2030, resulting in a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

Kia India developing a mass-market electric vehicle for India that will debut in 2025

  • July 10, 2023

Source: The Telegraph

Kia India is developing a mass-market electric vehicle (EV) for India that will debut in 2025. While the vehicle will be engineered at the Kia Corporation headquarters in South Korea, there will be a significant contribution from our Indian R&D, according to Mr Hardeep Singh Brar, national marketing and sales head of Kia Motors India. Kia Corporation is developing 14 battery electric vehicles (BEVs)s with an investment of $20 billion by 2030.

CoE for new mobility to come up in Hyderabad

  • July 06, 2023

Source: The Hindu

A centre of excellence (CoE) for new mobility focussed on connected, autonomous, secure and electric vehicles as part of a strategic collaboration between auto parts company Mobis India, Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani Hyderabad and the Telangana government will be established in Hyderabad.

Green hydrogen R&D roadmap pitches for fuel cell technologies in long-range heavy vehicles

  • July 05, 2023

Source: The Hindu Business Line

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a draft R&D roadmap for the green hydrogen ecosystem in India, which stresses developing fuel cells for long-range travel, particularly in the road transport sector. The draft report emphasises combination of hydrogen fuel cells, advanced batteries, and supercapacitors that will be key technologies in the automobile sector in the coming years.

As demand for EV batteries picks up, makers eye lithium reserves

  • July 03, 2023


The EV industry is at an inflection point and batteries will play a critical role ahead -- batteries and related components typically constitute 35-45 per cent of an EV's costs. Recently, Tata Group, which commands an 85 per cent share of the electric car market, signed an agreement with the Gujarat government to set up a lithium ion cell factory at an investment of Rs 13,000 crore having a capacity of 20-gigawatt hour (GWh) at Sanand, which could be doubled in the second phase of expansion. Another plant in Europe is also planned.

UK minister to launch new partnerships in EVs, sustainable construction

  • July 03, 2023

Source: Hindustan Times

As part of the UK’s effort to support India’s targets for electric vehicles (EVs) by providing finance and technology, UK's Minister of State for International Trade, Mr Nigel Huddleston will announce a new project whereby Britain and the West Bengal government will join forces on a pilot project to develop electric two-wheelers.

EV sales in India charge past 700,000 units in first six months of 2023

  • July 03, 2023

Source: Autocar Professional

Retail sales of electric vehicles in India have charged past the 700,000-unit mark in the first half of calendar year 2023. As of end-June 2023, as per Vahan data referenced on July 1, total sales were recorded at 721,971 units, which is already 73% of India EV Inc’s record sales in CY2022.

EV charging station with 4 machines at Kolkata airport this month, to charge 30 vehicles in 24 hours

  • July 03, 2023

Source: ET Auto

An electric vehicle charging station is being set up at the Kolkata airport and the facility will be available for the airport staff and people. The charging station, with four 30KW direct current fast electric chargers, is coming up opposite the old domestic terminal. It can charge at least 30 vehicles in 24 hours.

TN paves the way for the decarbonisation of commercial passenger fleets

  • June 29, 2023

Source: The Hindu Business Line

Commercial passenger fleets and small transport vehicle operators in Tamil Nadu can now work on replacing their diesel or petrol vehicles in their fleet with battery-operated vehicles or vehicles powered by alternative fuels such as ethanol, methanol as the State Government has issued an order that will allow green vehicles to play on the roads with permits at zero cost.