electric buses

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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Odisha Gets on With the EV Transition, Plans to Introduce Electric Buses

Odisha has been planning to introduce electric buses in phases in a bid to curb air pollution in urban areas in the state, the assembly was informed. The state government of Odisha has been planning to introduce electric buses in phases in a bid to curb air pollution in urban areas in the state, the assembly was informed on […]

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Delhi To Get 2000 Electric Buses & Charging Stations by 2021

The national capital region of Delhi will soon have a strong fleet of around 2000 electric buses plying on its road in the next two years The Delhi government is inducting 1000 electric buses for the state while Delhi Transport Corporation is in the process to procure another 1000 electric buses under the cluster scheme. […]

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Andhra Pradesh to Procure 350 Electric Buses For Rs 764 Cr

Andhra Pradesh will shortly procure 350 electric buses to will ply in Vijayawada, Amaravati, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Kakinada on a pilot basis. In a major push to eco-friendly public transport in Andhra Pradesh, public carrier APSRTC will shortly procure 350 electric buses. The electric buses will ply in Vijayawada, Amaravati, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Kakinada on a pilot […]

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EVs to Dominate Global Passenger Cars, Buses Sales by 2040: BNEF

However, the heavy trucks sales will be limited to only 19 per cent in 2040 and will prove the hardest segment for electrics to crack, and their use case will mostly be in shorter-distance applications. One of the leading research firm Bloomberg NEF (BNEF) in it’s annual outlook for 2019 has analysed that electric vehicles […]

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Bengaluru Commuters May Travel on Electric Buses in 5 Years

The authority has started an electric bus in 2014 on pilot bases but shut the service citing high costs. In a bid to reduce the environmental pollution caused by worn diesel buses, state’s Deputy Chief Minister, G. Parameshwara has affirmed that the authorities will discontinue the use of all diesel buses over the next five […]

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Delhi Govt to Run 1,000 Electric Buses to Curb Air Pollution

Further, the move is in-line with the Delhi government’s 2018-19 Green Budget aimed at fighting against air pollution, as it had planned to reduce 20.9 lakh metric tonne CO2 and PM 2.5 by 503 MT. Cabinet approves hiring of consultant to run 1000 electric buses in Delhi. A big step in modernizing Delhi’s transport sector […]

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Delhi Govt comes up with ‘Green Budget’ to Focus on EVs, Solar Energy

The AAP government presented a Rs 53,000 crore budget for 2018-19 fiscal, and is the first ‘Green budget’ of the government aimed at effective containment of pollution in the city. In a first, the budget presented by the AAP government in the Delhi Assembly has given thrust on “green” initiatives by laying emphasis on environment, […]

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