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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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Future Belongs to Electric Vehicles: UP Transport Minister

UP transport minister Swatantradev Singh has said electric vehicles are the need of the hour and the future belongs to them. Uttar Pradesh transport minister Swatantradev Singh has said electric vehicles are the need of the hour and the future belongs to them. “Electric vehicles have many advantages. Less consumption of diesel and petrol will not only […]

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India has a Game Plan for Electric Vehicles: Amitabh Kant

India has put in place a game plan for electric vehicles and its components to ensure clean cities, reduce imports and utilise solar power, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said. India has put in place a game plan for electric vehicles (EV) and its components like batteries to ensure clean cities, reduce imports and utilise […]

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Big Move! GST Council Trims Tax on EVs, Chargers to 5%

According to the Finance Ministry statement, these changes will be effective from August 01, 2019. The GST Council chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has decided to slash GST rates on all electric vehicles (EVs) to 5 percent from the existing 12 percent and has cut the current 18 percent GST on electric vehicle chargers or […]

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Hyundai Launches Sonata Hybrid with Solar Roof System

Hyundai Motors has launched the new Sonata Hybrid equipped with a solar roof system. Hyundai Motors has launched the new Sonata Hybrid equipped with a solar roof system. The system recharges the battery to increase travel distance while preventing unnecessary battery discharge. The solar roof system, with 6 hours of daily charging, is expected to increase […]

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