Electric Vehicles

SMEV Demands Rs 20,000 Cr for Promoting EVs in India

SMEV expects the government to target at least one million EVs in top-10 most-polluted cities across India. Electric vehicle makers’ body Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) has asked for an allocation of Rs 20,000 crore in the next two years for promoting EVs in the country and also urged the government to impose a “notional green cess” […]

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BHEL to Set Up EV Charging Points on Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

India is pushing for greater use of electric vehicles to reduce vehicular pollution and cut dependence on oil imports. State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has announced that it will set up a network of solar-based electric vehicle chargers (SEVC) on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway.  “The establishment of EV chargers at regular intervals over the entire […]

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MoF Adopts E-Mobility Programme in Partnership with EESL

Further, 28 charging points (24 slow charging points, 4 fast charging points) have also been installed at North Block for charging these vehicles. Marking the adoption of e-mobility, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance (MoF), Government of India has signed an agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), an entity under Ministry of Power […]

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NITI Aayog Proposes Penalty of Rs 12,000 on Polluting Vehicles

NITI Aayog is making use of the ‘polluter pays’ principle to justify this levy of Rs 12,000 on every new purchase of petrol and diesel vehicles. With a motive of raising funds for incentivising electric vehicles, the government is mulling imposing a fee on the purchase of new petrol and diesel cars. The government is […]

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Power Ministry Issues Guidelines for EV Charging Stations

The guidelines published by the Power Ministry are slated to rake up the cost of installing these charging stations with both of these technologies being mandated. Power Ministry has issued guidelines for electric vehicles public charging stations and has mandated the installation of both Japanese and Chinese charging technologies. The guidelines published by the Power […]

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Delhi Government Invites Comments on Draft Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2018

The policy aims to reduce Delhi’s pollution by taking care of vehicular emission focusing primarily on incentivising the purchase and use of electric vehicles. Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi Government has invited comments from the public on the draft ‘Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2018’ which was released recently. “With vehicular pollution being a consistent source of […]

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SUN Mobility Partners with SmartE for EV infrastructure

SUN Mobility is a leading provider of energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles and SmartE is India’s largest electric vehicle fleet operator. SUN Mobility has announced a partnership with SmartE to deploy its universal energy infrastructure to support SmartE’s growing EV operations. SUN Mobility is a leading provider of energy infrastructure and services for […]

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EV Motors India Launches its First EV Charging Station ‘PlugNgo’

PlugNgo will further develop 6500 charging outlets each with multiple charging stations over the course of next 5 years with a total estimated cost of about $200 million. In a major push for EV charging infrastructure, electric vehicles start-up EV Motors India inked pact with DLF, Delta Electronics India and ABB India to launch its […]

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Tata Power Hosts the 2nd Annual Distribution Utility Meet, 2018

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility hosted the 2nd Annual Distribution Utility Meet, 2018 today in Mumbai. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Arvind Singh, Principal Secretary – Energy, Government of Maharashtra in the presence of Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power and Mr. Reji Kumar Pillai, President, India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF). […]

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