Digital Library on Green Mobility


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.

Ola to invest Rs 2,400 crore to set up EV plant: World’s biggest e-scooter factory to create 10,000 jobs

  • December 15, 2020

Source: The Financial express

Ola is gearing up to launch the first of its range of electric scooters in the coming months. The new manufacturing plant – expected to be operational in a year's time – aligns with the company’s global vision to move mobility into a more sustainable, accessible and connected future. According to the company, the plant will help in reducing India’s import dependence in a key future sector like electric vehicles, boost local manufacturing, create jobs as well as improve the technical expertise in the country,

Microsoft Azure partners with Sun Mobility to create EV batteries that connect to the cloud

  • December 15, 2020

Source: Business Insider

According to Microsoft, electric vehicles solutions firm SUN Mobility is using its Azure Cloud as well as other solutions in developing Cloud-connected swappable batteries to put the country on the road to the future. The batteries as well as the swap stations are connected to the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and numerous built-in solutions like Azure IoT Hub, Azure Data Factory, CosmosDB, Azure Databricks, among others, that transmit battery performance telemetrics back to SUN Mobility.

Andhra Pradesh lays out plan to introduce 10 lakh EVs by 2024

  • December 10, 2020

Source: HT Auto

Andhra Pradesh plans to attract an investment of INR 30,000 crore and create 60,000 jobs in the electric vehicles (EVs) manufacturing sector, even as the state government laid out a plan to introduce 10 lakh EVs by 2024. The state said it planned to develop a holistic research and development ecosystem, together with manufacturing units, to propel EV growth in the Andhra. A Centre for Advanced Automotive Research, in collaboration with organisations like ISRO, IISER and IITs, to foster advance research in chemical, mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering will soon be set up to drive the new EV policy.

INR 12.5 lakh crore investment needed to realise India’s 2030 electric vehicles targets, says study

  • December 08, 2020

Source: Hindustan Times

Indian electric vehicle (EV) market could be worth around INR 14.42 lakh crore if the country were to achieve its 2030 EV ambitions but would need cumulative investment of about INR 12.5 lakh crore for the same, according to a study by CEEW Centre for Energy Finance. The study also said realising India’s EV ambition would require an estimated annual battery capacity of 158 GWh by FY30, thereby presenting a massive market opportunity for domestic manufacturers. 

Electric vehicles a $206 billion opportunity for India by 2030

  • December 08, 2020

Source: Business Today

India’s 2030 electric vehicle ambition and targets would present a market opportunity worth nearly $206 billion (INR 14,42,000 crore) in the course of this decade, says an independent study released today by the CEEW Centre for Energy Finance (CEEW-CEF). The study also estimates a cumulative investment need of over $180 billion (INR 12,50,000 crore) in vehicle production and charging infrastructure until 2030 to meet India's EV ambition.

EU to target 30 million electric cars by 2030

  • December 07, 2020

Source: Euractiv

The European Union (EU) will aim to have at least 30 million zero-emission vehicles on its roads by 2030, as it seeks to steer countries away from fossil fuel-based transport, according to a draft EU document. It is a huge step up from the 1.8 million electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles registered in Europe at the end of last year, according to the International Council on Clean Transportation, especially as hybrids are not zero-emission vehicles.