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30% EV share may cut oil bill by INR 1 trillion, but hurt tax revenue too: Study

  • November 09, 2020

Source: Business Standard

India could save on crude oil imports worth over INR 1,07,566 crore ($14.1 billion) a year if electric vehicles (EVs) were to garner 30 per cent share of new vehicle sales by 2030, according to a study released today by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW). But this transition could also give rise to a combined annual value-added loss in the oil and the automobile sector of about INR 2 trillion ($25 billion).

Delhi: Electric Vehicle policy to be featured in dialogue series

  • November 09, 2020

Source: The Indian Express

Delhi’s new Electric Vehicle (EV) policy is garnering attention internationally with the state government being invited to take part in a series of dialogues organised by The Climate Group in collaboration with the UN High-Level Climate Champions and the COP26 Presidency. The event, ‘Race to Zero Dialogues: Launching the global race to zero-emission mobility’, which will focus on climate change, will be held virtually from November 9-19. Delhi is among the four cities in the world to have been invited to share their experiences.

Electric vehicles to get star ratings for efficiency like home appliances

  • November 06, 2020

Source: Money Control

Electric vehicles (EVs), batteries and charging equipment could be brought under the standardisation and labelling (S&L) programme of the government to define their efficiency using the star-rating method. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), a government agency under the Ministry of Power, has been tasked to form the S&L programme for the EV industry. It could provide star ratings to EVs, batteries and supply equipment (EVSE) that would look similar to energy ratings given to 26 appliances and equipment under the S&L programme by BEE.

Electric vehicle adoption in India will be led by three-wheelers

  • November 05, 2020

Source: PV Magazine

A joint research by KPMG and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) expects India to see a gradual, phased adoption of electric vehicles. The market penetration will be the fastest in the three-wheeler segment, followed by electric buses, two-wheelers and then passenger taxis. The report expects electric vehicles to account for 65-75% of new sales in the three-wheeler segment and 25-35% in two-wheeler in 2030.The report states India’s battery manufacturing plans to face challenges due to the lack of key raw materials like lithium and cobalt within the country.

400 electric vehicles charging stations to come up across Andhra Pradesh

  • November 04, 2020

Source: The Times of India

In a move to push for electric vehicles (EV), the state government has decided to set up 400 charging stations in the state. Further, the state government is also considering a proposal to study real-time performance impact of providing electric two-wheelers to ward and village secretariat staff. The government also has plans to set up testing facilities for vehicles and components, and intelligence testing tracks for electric vehicles with an investment of INR 250 crore.

Telangana unveils electric vehicles policy

  • October 30, 2020

Source: The Hindu

The `Telangana Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage Policy 2020-2030’ to promote usage, ownership and manufacture of electric vehicles (EVs) as well as encourage setting up of allied infrastructure such as charging stations through incentives and facilitation measures was unveiled by Telangana government. The State IT Minister announced an EV cluster each is to be developed at Chandanvelly in Ranga Reddy district and in Divitipally, Mahbubnagar. There are also plans to develop a mobility cluster, details of which are likely to be made announced soon. Telangana is also keen on promoting an automobile cluster in Zaheerabad on about 1,000 acres.

Over 3,000 electric vehicles get registered in Delhi

  • October 29, 2020

Source: India TV

Delhi has become the first state in the country where 3,000 electric vehicles were purchased by people within just a few weeks of the policy launch. Delhi will be the first state where electric vehicles are now being replaced by petrol and diesel vehicles at a rapid pace. This will help reduce pollution in Delhi to a great extent as it seeks to replace diesel-petrol vehicles with electric vehicles on the roads of Delhi. Under the new policy, subsidies have also been made more accessible so that those purchasing new vehicles can get timely financial benefits.

Delhi government approves over 100 models for subsidy under electric vehicle policy

  • October 23, 2020

Source: The Times of India

The Delhi government has launched the electric vehicle policy portal for seamless disbursement of all the demand incentives for the vehicle buyers. The subsidy will be applicable for all vehicles registered after August 7 this year when the policy was notified while road tax will be applicable from October 10 and registration fee exemptions from October 15. The electric vehicles dealers can log into and apply for the subsidy.

Pandemic likely to delay penetration of electric vehicles: Ind-Ra

  • October 23, 2020

Source: The Economic Times

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to delay the penetration of electric vehicles in India, as low affordability and the government's priority on reviving existing conventional automobile industry shift the focus away from EVs in the interim, according to rating firm Ind-Ra. The passenger vehicles segment of e-mobility will face a setback, as consumers would be wary to buy a costlier EV than an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle, while original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) would refrain from incurring high Capex, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said in a statement.

Piaggio launches Ape' E-City electric vehicle

  • October 21, 2020

Source: Business World

Piaggio Vehicles has launched its new electric vehicle, Ape’ E-City for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode market in Kerala. The e-vehicle is powered by advanced Lithium-ion batteries. The swappable battery concept is being brought in association with Sun mobility, a provider of electric mobility battery technology. Customers can experience an app-enabled eco-system to check the battery state of charge, locate swap stations, recharge batteries instantly with no waiting time, etc.