Digital Library on Green Mobility


Ashok Leyland to transfer complete electric vehicles business to new arm Switch Mobility

  • July 28, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

Commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland is consolidating the entire electric vehicles (EV) business of the group, including UK-subsidiary Optare into a new company called Switch Mobility. The new company will be launching an electric van in India by the end of this year and it will be aimed at commercial vehicle fleet operators.

One of the biggest myths about EVs is busted in new study

  • July 21, 2021

Source: The Verge

A new study published by International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) lays to rest the tired argument that electric vehicles aren’t much cleaner than internal combustion vehicles. Over the life cycle of an EV — from digging up the materials needed to build it to eventually laying the car to rest — it will release fewer greenhouse gas emissions than a gas-powered car, the research found.

Maharashtra EV policy to accelerate electric vehicle adoption

  • July 15, 2021

Source: Express Drives

The policy has set a target of having 10% of new vehicle registered to be electric by 2025, electrification of 25% of public transport and last-mile delivery by the same year. The automotive industry expects the new Maharashtra Electric Vehicle policy to accelerate adoption of electric vehicles and help in developing the charging infrastructure.

Navi Mumbai gets electric vehicle charging station

  • July 13, 2021

Source: Hindustan Times

The EV charging station has been set up in Turbhe TTC industrial area, while the sub-centre has been proposed at Sector 13 in Airoli. The charging station has 21 AC/DC EV chargers for both two and four-wheelers. These include four DC fast chargers of 15 to 50 kW capacity and 17 AC chargers of 3.5 to 7.5 kW capacity. There is also provision for vehicles requiring AC slow charging.

Goa to subsidise 11,000 electric vehicles annually for 5 years

  • July 12, 2021

Source: The Times of India

As per the draft scheme for promotion of electric vehicles in Goa, every year for the next five years, subsidy will be given to 10,000 two wheelers not exceeding Rs 10 crore per year, 500 three wheelers not exceeding Rs 1 crore and around 500 four wheelers not exceeding Rs 14 crore. The subsidy will be capped at Rs 25 crore annually.

Tata Power sets up new fast DC charging station for EVs near Statue of Unity in Gujarat

  • July 09, 2021

Source: News 18

Tata Power has installed the first-ever Fast DC electric vehicle (EV) Charger at Kevadia in Gujarat. EV users can access this charger through the Tata Power EZ Charge application. It offers features for EV owners to locate, navigate, book, charge, pay & check the availability of the nearest e-charging stations in real-time.

MG Motor India, Fortum set up 50 kW superfast public EV charging station in Pune

  • July 09, 2021

Source: The Economic Times

MG Motor India has set up a 50 kW superfast public EV charging station in Pune in collaboration with Fortum Charge & Drive India. The facility can be accessed by anyone who has a Combined Charging System (CCS2)-compliant EV.

EESL to help set up EV charging stations in the city for PMC

  • July 05, 2021

Source: Hindustan Times

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has plans to set up charging stations in the city for electric vehicles (EV) with the help of the state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). PMC’s proposal on the EV adoption has advanced to the final stage of the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, a worldwide competition that encourages and spreads most promising ideas by cities.

Amazon invests in ION Energy to help shift to low-carbon

  • July 04, 2021

Source: Tamebay

Amazon have announced an investment into India-based startup, ION Energy. This latest Climate Pledge Fund recipient develops software to improve the life and performance of lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles and energy storage systems. ION’s flagship offering is a smart battery management system (BMS) that leverages proprietary algorithms to improve battery life and performance.

Himachal to promote e-vehicles, create zero emission zones

  • July 03, 2021

Source: The Tribune

Concerned over high vehicular emissions, Himachal plans to promote electric vehicles by creating zero or low emission zones in Shimla, Baddi, Dharamsala and eco-sensitive areas in all tourist destinations where only battery-operated vehicles will be allowed.