Digital Library on Green Mobility


Cabinet approves Production Linked Incentive scheme “National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage”

  • May 12, 2021

Source: Press Information Bureau

The Cabinet has approved the proposal of Department of Heavy Industry for implementation of the Production Linked Incentive Scheme 'National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage’ for achieving manufacturing capacity of 50 Giga Watt Hour (GWH) of ACC and 5 GWh of "Niche" ACC with an outlay of INR 18,100 crore. ACCs are the new generation of advanced storage technologies that can store electric energy either as electrochemical or as chemical energy and convert it back to electric energy as and when required.

Volkswagen presents technology roadmap for batteries and charging up to 2030

  • March 15, 2021

Source: Volkswagen

The Volkswagen Group presented its technology roadmap for batteries and charging up to 2030 today on its first Power Day. The goal of the roadmap is to significantly reduce the complexity and cost of the battery in order to make the electric car attractive and viable for as many people as possible.

NITI Aayog and RMI India release a new report ‘Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India'

  • March 09, 2021

Source: Press Information Bureau

NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) India released a new report ‘Mobilising Electric Vehicle Financing in India’, which highlights the role of finance in the India’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and analyses that the transition will require a cumulative capital investment of USD 266 billion (INR 19.7 lakh crore) in EVs, charging infrastructure, and batteries over the next decade. The report also identifies a market size of USD 50 billion (INR 3.7 lakh crore) for the financing of EVs in 2030—about 80% of the current size of India’s retail vehicle finance industry.

Important to ensure that no parallel tracks for climate negotiations are created brushing aside the fundamentally agreed principles: India at UNSC

  • February 23, 2021

Source: Press Information Bureau

Representing India at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on "Addressing climate-related risks to international peace and security", Union Environment Minister, Mr Prakash Javadekar, stressed that the idea of climate action should not be to move the climate ambition goal post to 2050 and it is important for countries to fulfill their pre-2020 commitments.

Tata Nexon EV crosses 2000 sales milestone

  • December 03, 2020

Source: Tata Motors

Tata Nexon EV, has surpassed the 2000 sales milestone. In over 10 months, since launch, the sales of the Nexon EV reached 2200 units as of November 2020, indicating the rapid demand for the EVs in the personal car segment. After rolling out its 1000th Nexon EV in August this year, the car clocked in another 1000 sales units in a record time of 3 months (Sept-Nov 2020). 

Government is trying to create an ecosystem to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in the country

  • November 23, 2020

Source: Press Information Bureau

Mr Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways & MSME, has said that Government aims at creating core global competencies in India by facilitating seamless integration of the automotive industry with the world. Government is trying to create an ecosystem to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in the country. Addressing the virtual conference --  Auto Serve 2020: Electric Mobility Conference 2020-Seizing Opportunities in New Normal, Mr Gadkari asked the auto industry to come together to work jointly towards achieving broader national agenda of reducing pollution.  He elaborated a number of steps that Government has taken to promote electric vehicles which include reduction in GST to 5%, allowing delinking of battery cost of 2-3 wheelers from vehicle cost as it accounts for nearly 30% of the cost etc.

EVs most practical vehicle tech to tackle air pollution in India: TERI

  • November 09, 2020

Source: Saur Energy

Electric vehicles are by far the most practical vehicle technology intervention to address rising air pollution in the cities across India, observed Dr Ajay Mathur, Director-General, TERI during the launch of Digital Library on Green Mobility (DLGM). In his inaugural address, Dr Winfried Damm, Head of Indo-German Energy Programme, GIZ, said that the online library will become the vehicle to promote green mobility in India. TERI has developed DLGM under the India component of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)-Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA) programme. The NDC-TIA is a regional initiative coordinated by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety under the International Climate Initiative.

Mahindra Treo becomes India’s first lithium-ion 3-wheeler to achieve 5,000 units sales milestone

  • October 09, 2020

Source: Mahindra Electric

The Mahindra Treo range has crossed a sales milestone of 5,000 units and is currently being sold in over 400 districts across the country. Cumulatively, the Treo has travelled a distance of over 35 million kms on Indian roads, saving 1,925 metric tonnes of CO2 tailpipe emissions, equivalent to planting 87,500 trees to absorb the same emissions.

670 new electric buses and 241 charging stations sanctioned under FAME scheme

  • September 25, 2020

Source: Press Information Bureau

In a big push towards electric mobility the Government has sanctioned 670 Electric buses in the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Chandigarh and 241 Charging Stations in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat and Port Blair under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme. Phase-II of FAME India Scheme focuses on supporting electrification of public and shared transportation and aims to support, through subsidies, approximately 7000 e-buses, 5 lakh e-3 wheelers, 55000 e-4 wheeler passenger cars and 10 lakh e-2 wheelers.

EESL to procure 250 electric vehicles from TATA Motors Limited & Hyundai Motor India Ltd

  • September 03, 2020

Source: Press Information Bureau

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO) under the administrative control of Ministry of Power, Government of India, will procure 250 electric vehicles from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor India. The companies were selected through an international competitive bidding process, which was aimed at increased participation. Tata Motors Limited and Hyundai Motor India Limited won the tender and now will supply 150 Nexon electric compact SUVs & 100 Kona electric premium SUVs respectively for government use.