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Urban Mobility Lab launched

  • March 27, 2022

Source: The Times of India

GIZ, in collaboration with Bosch Ltd, set up Green Urban Mobility Innovation Living Lab in Bengaluru, a first of its kind in India. It comes under the aegis of the Green Urban Mobility Partnership between the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs and the German federal ministry for economic cooperation and development

Two-minute battery changes propel India’s shift to e-scooters

  • March 21, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

Beyond its obvious benefits for EV drivers, battery swapping is now being seen in India as a way to help electrify what is the world’s largest fleet of two- and three-wheel vehicles, a crucial step if the country wants to reduce emissions in some of the planet’s dirtiest cities and meet its goal of becoming net carbon zero by 2070.

Suzuki Motor powers EV rush in India with INR10,440-crore investment

  • March 20, 2022

Source: Business Standard

Suzuki Motor, parent of India's largest automaker Maruti Suzuki, announced on Sunday that it would invest INR 10,440 crore to build a new electric car and battery factory in India. Maruti Suzuki, which sells one in every two cars on Indian roads, is expecting to roll out affordable EV models in both Japan and India as early as 2025.

India’s first hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric car project

  • March 17, 2022

Source: Mint

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has unveiled a project to introduce India’s first hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric car as one of the biggest emerging car markets looks to expedite its transition to clean transport. Toyota will work with the government’s testing agency International Centre for Automotive Technology to study the fuel cell electric car Mirai for Indian roads and climatic conditions.

Bounce battery-swapping stations now to be interoperable with other EVs

  • March 16, 2022

Source: The Financial Express

In an industry-first move, two-wheeler electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Bounce Infinity has announced the opening up of its battery-swapping network for other EV brands. Bounce has struck a strategic partnership with Greaves Retail to provide battery-swapping stations for Greaves-owned Ampere scooters.

Tata Motors to invest INR 15,000 crore in EV segment in 5 years; plans to develop 10 new products

  • March 15, 2022

Source: The Economic Times

Tata Motors is planning to invest INR 15,000 crore in the EV segment in the next five years. The company, which is a leader in the newly emerging EV segment with offerings such as Nexon, is also planning to develop around 10 more new offerings in the segment.

Sales of electric two-and-three-wheelers pick up in East, northeast

  • March 14, 2022

Source: Telegraph India

Electric two- and three-wheelers are becoming popular in the east and the northeast with the region contributing about 9 per cent to the total sales in India. Assam, Odisha and West Bengal now contribute approximately nine per cent to total EV sales in India with Assam itself contributing five per cent, according to Mr Anil Agarwal of Okaya Electric Vehicles, which manufactures electric two-wheelers.

Delhi to set up EV cell with aim to be ‘electric vehicle capital of India’

  • March 09, 2022

Source: HT Auto

The Delhi government's EV cell will support and accelerate the implementation of the electric vehicle policy through facilitating disbursement of demand incentives and charging stations. Delhi government will soon set up a dedicated EV cell to speed up adoption of electric vehicles.

Battery electric vehicles contributed over 6% to total global car sales in 2021

  • March 08, 2022

Source: HT Auto

Electric vehicles' market share has grown to 6.2 per cent in 2021 from 3.1 per cent in 2020. According to a study by Jato, the market share of electric vehicles has doubled to 6.2 per cent from 3.1 per cent, as the popularity of zero-emission vehicles has been increasing around the world.

Sony, Honda to form new company to develop and sell electric vehicles

  • March 07, 2022

Source: The Hindu

The two companies said in a statement they would form a joint venture to develop and sell the electric vehicles this year and aim to begin selling the first model in 2025. Honda will be responsible for manufacturing the first model, while Sony will develop the mobility service platform.