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92,393 electric vehicles supported under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme by way of Demand Incentive amounting to about INR 278 cr

  • August 04, 2021

Source: Press Information Bureau

6265 electrical buses have been sanctioned to various State/City Transport Undertakings under Phase-II of the Scheme. The Ministry has also sanctioned 2877 electric vehicles (EVs) charging stations amounting to INR 500 crore (Approx.) in 68 cities across 25 states/UTs under FAME India (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles in India) Scheme Phase II.

Pan-India survey reveals growing willingness among car owners to go electric

  • July 29, 2021

Source: Clean Mobility Shift

According to a survey conducted by Clean Mobility Shift, while 79% of the respondents had bought a petrol or diesel vehicle recently, over 60% stated that they plan to buy a semi- or fully electric car in the future. The survey was carried out to gauge consumer mindset when it comes to the purchase of four-wheelers, sampled responses from nearly 500 current and prospective car owners from over 50 cities in the country on driving habits and their rationale when it comes to their choice of vehicles.

Form Energy unveils chemistry of multi-day storage battery technology

  • July 22, 2021

Source: Form Energy

Form Energy, Inc., a technology company rising to the challenge of climate change by developing a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems, announced the battery chemistry of its first commercial product and a $200 million Series D financing round led by ArcelorMittal’s XCarb™ innovation fund.

Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Issues Draft Notification, proposing to exempt Battery Operated Vehicles (BOV) from payment of fee for issue or renewal of Registration Certificate

  • June 01, 2021

Source: Press Information Bureau

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification dated 27th May 2021, further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 proposing to exempt Battery Operated Vehicles (BOV) from payment of fees for the purpose of issue or renewal of Registration Certificate and assignment of new registration mark. This has been notified to encourage e- 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.