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Two states breach NITI Aayog's e3W target seven years ahead of plan

  • June 21, 2023

Source: Business Standard

Chhattisgarh and Assam have already breached the NITI Aayog’s target of 80 per cent electric penetration in the three-wheelers category by 2030 and four others -- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, and Uttarakhand are within striking distance of it, shows data from the Vahan Dashboard for this calendar year up to June 20, 2023

Delhi government planning fest to promote sale, safe usage of EVs

  • June 17, 2023

Source: Hindustan Times

The Delhi transport department is planning a series of electric vehicle (EV) festivals or EV utsav, to promote the sale and usage of EVs in the city. the series will bring all stakeholders together — including buyers, sellers, battery providers, and swapping agencies — for all segments of two, three, and four-wheelers.

Tamil Nadu eyes $6 bn investment in EVs, 150,000 jobs in five years

  • June 16, 2023

Source: Business Standard

The government of Tamil Nadu is targeting an investment of about $6 billion and creating 150,000 new employment opportunities in the electric vehicle sector over the next five years. This comes after the state attracted nearly INR 24,000 crore in EV investments, leading to almost 48,000 jobs, during the pandemic period.

Foreign automakers get a second chance as India transitions to EVs

  • June 13, 2023

Source: Business Standard

India’s transition to electric vehicles is giving automakers whose conventional gasoline cars have failed to make a mark a second chance. Firms like MG Motor India Pvt, the local unit of China’s SAIC Motor Corp., Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG may finally gain a better foothold.

Master app in the works to ease electric vehicle charging

  • June 12, 2023

Source: The Economic Times

The Government of India is developing a new master app to ease the country's current EV charging situation and promote the uptake of EVs. The Asian Development Bank-funded app will aid drivers in finding available EV charging stations nearby, enabling them to book a slot in advance and make a payment.

From Goa to Kerala, four states breach 10% adoption of e-2-wheelers

  • June 08, 2023

Source: Business Standard

Four states in the country have breached the 10 per cent mark in electric two-wheeler (e2W) penetration, according to the latest data from Vahan Dashboard. Goa leads the way with 17.20 per cent, albeit with modest numbers, followed by Kerala (13.66 per cent) and Karnataka (12.19 per cent). Maharashtra, with a penetration of 10.74 per cent, is by far the largest state in the number of e2Ws sold.

EV battery manufacturing will require 2,400 acres of land by 2030: CBRE

  • June 07, 2023

Source: Business Standard

CBRE South Asia Pvt Limited announced that real estate requirements for manufacturing electric vehicles (EV) batteries are estimated to reach 2,400 acres by 2030 as a result of the government's EV adoption targets. The report titled ‘Electric Vehicles in India – New Wheels on the Roads’, points out that Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra are the leading states in charging infrastructure manufacturing. Maharashtra has the highest count of sanctioned EV chargers with 317 chargers, followed by Gujarat with 278 EV chargers.

MeitY transfers cost-effective Li-ion battery recycling to 9 recycling companies, startups

  • June 04, 2023

Source: ET Auto

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has transferred the cost-effective Li-ion battery recycling technology to nine recycling companies and start-ups as part of Mission LiFE under 'Promote circularity campaign'. MeitY had developed this technology under the 'Centre of Excellence on E-Waste Management' set up at the Centre for Material for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Hyderabad, in collaboration with the Government of Telangana along with industry partner, Greenko Energies, Hyderabad.

Tata Group to set up ₹13,000 crore lithium-ion battery giga factory in Gujarat

  • June 02, 2023

Source: Mint

Tata Group plans to invest INR 13,000 crore in setting up a lithium-ion cell manufacturing factory in Gujarat. The plant will have an initial capacity of 20 GWh. The manufacturing capacity is expected to double in the second phase. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been inked between Tata Group-backed subsidiary Agratas Energy Storage Solution and Gujarat Government.

Global EV market reaches 11 million units in 2022, China's BYD leads

  • May 28, 2023

Source: Business Standard

The global electric vehicle (EV) market reached 11 million units last year with a penetration rate of 14 per cent, as more countries double down on electrification, connection, autonomous driving. The top three players worldwide -- China's BYD, Tesla and SAIC-GM Wuling -- occupied 36.11 per cent of the market in 2022, according to the IDC.