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India Mulls Subsidies for Battery Manufacturing

The government is in the process of zeroing down a direct subsidy plan for battery manufacturing in the country. The government is working on a direct subsidy plan of about Rs 700 crores which will aim to attract Indian as well as foreign firms to play a part in domestic manufacturing of batteries. Benefits such […]

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Tata Motors Betting Big on Electric Vehicles

The automaker has plans to unveil a new electric car this fiscal year. Tata Motors is working on electric vehicles for private buyers and will soon introduce a higher range of the Tigor EV and a new model by the end of this fiscal year, said Shailesh Chandra, president electric mobility business & corporate strategy […]

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Tata Power, Tata Motors to Setup 300 EV Charging Stations in 5 Cities

These charging stations will be installed in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad by the end of the financial year 2020. Tata Group’s two leading arms i.e. electric utility giant Tata Power and automotive manufacturer Tata Motors have entered into a partnership to install 300 fast charging stations across five key cities. These charging stations […]

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Maruti Backs CNG, Hybrid Before Pure EV to Reduce Oil Imports & Pollution

Maruti Suzuki has said that usage of green technologies like CNG and hybrid cars, should be encouraged in order to cut oil imports and reduce air pollution. The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has said that usage of all kinds of green technologies, including CNG and hybrid cars, should be encouraged in order to cut oil […]

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DERC Announces Reduced Tariff for Consumers, EV Charging Stations

Delhi’s power regulator DERC has announced the new electricity tariff for 2019-20, significantly bringing down fixed charges while raising energy charges. Delhi’s power regulator, Delhi Electricity Regularity Commission (DERC) has announced the new electricity tariff for 2019-20, significantly bringing down fixed charges while raising energy charges. Delhi Electricity Regularity Commission (DERC) chairman Justice (retired) S S […]

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Energy Storage to Grow 122-Fold Over Next 2 Decades: Report

Energy storage installations around the world will grow exponentially, from a modest 9GW/17GWh deployed as of 2018 to 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040 Energy storage installations around the world will grow exponentially, from a modest 9GW/17GWh deployed as of 2018 to 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040, according to the latest forecast from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF). The 122-fold boom […]

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Will Enthusiasm for E-Buses Keep up With Announcements in India?

In the past few months, state and city authorities across India have been announcing plans to induct electric buses. Till last count, the number had reached close to 8500 buses. Is this for real? Kerala, a state not exactly known for its manufacturing prowess, has a stated goal to ‘manufacture’ 3000 electric buses under the […]

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5,645 Electric Buses Sanctioned for 65 Cities: Amitabh Kant

Amitabh Kant has revealed that an inter-ministerial panel has sanctioned 5,645 electric buses for operations in 65 cities Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has revealed that an inter-ministerial panel has sanctioned 5,645 electric buses for operations in 65 cities, a move seen towards environment-friendly mobility. Last week, the GST Council headed by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman decided to cut the tax rates […]

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Will Tax Sops Help in Faster Adoption of Electric Vehicles?

To encourage faster adoption of electric vehicles, the government has now made its intentions clear. It often takes a tax break for an idea to be adopted. And if it is a substantial cut, then greater the force to get it past its inertial state. With the announcement of a cut in GST rates on […]

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