Electric Vehicles

NATIS Floats Tender For EV Testing Infrastructure

The last date of bid submissions is February 21, 2019. NATRIP Implementation Society (NATIS), an autonomous body constituted by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises to implement National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIP), has issued a tender for setting up testing infrastructure for electric vehicles at seven locations. The brief scope […]

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EIB Approves Euro 1670 Million Fund For Strengthening Sustainable Transport and Clean Energy Investments

The investments in renewable energy initiatives are a part of the bank’s programme that saw EUR 4.8 billion of new financing. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a total of EUR 1670 Million for strengthening sustainable transport and supporting the development of renewable energy in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The EIB-backed financing will support […]

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Budget 2019: Govt Hikes Allocation under FAME Scheme by 34.5% to Rs 195 Cr

The government had allocated Rs 145 crore for the current financial year, as per the Union Budget revised data for the financial year 2018-19. With an aim to provide further boost for the adoption and manufacturing of electric vehicles in India, the Central Government has increased the sum allotted under its ambitious FAME India (Faster […]

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VW’S Electrify America Will Use Tesla Battery Packs at 100 Charging Stations

Electrify America Adds Tesla Battery Storage to More Than 100 New Charging Stations. Volkswagen Groups Electrify America plans to buy and install Tesla Powerpack battery systems at more than 100 of its electric vehicle charging stations in the US over the course of 2019. The battery systems will be deployed to mitigate higher power demand […]

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Cab Aggregators Urged to Launch Electric Taxis in Gujarat

Gujarat government has asked cab companies to launch electric taxi’s in the state, to align with the states planned EV push and new electric vehicle policy. The Gujarat Government has asked cab aggregators the likes of Uber and Ola to launch electric taxis in the state. As the government plans for a big push for […]

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China’s CATL To Open German Plant For EV Batteries in 2021

CATL already has strategic agreements with carmakers including SAIC Motor Corp, Geely, BMW and Volkswagen. The world’s largest EV battery maker, China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) plans to produce 60 GWh of battery storage by 2026 from its battery plant in Germany, its first production site in Europe. The company will focus on next-generation nickel-rich […]

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Liberty Global to Trial Turning Broadband Infrastructure into EV Charging Stations

Liberty hopes to have up to six trial charging points set up by mid-April. UK-based Liberty Global, the parent firm of Virgin Media is testing a secondary use for its broadband infrastructure using street-side boxes that link internet connections from exchanges to homes and businesses to build electric vehicle charging stations in the U.K. The […]

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Volkswagen Will Convert its Components Plant to Develop EV Charging Stations

The planned transition to e-mobility will allow the plant to accomplish the urgently needed transformation and will contribute to safeguarding employment and sustainably strengthening the financial situation of the Hanover components plant. Volkswagen Group has announced that it plans to start mass production of flexible and fast electric vehicle charging stations by 2020, and the […]

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BESCOM Floats Tender For 100 EV Charging Stations in Bengaluru

The last date of bid-submission is February 20, 2019. The Bangalore Electrical Supply Company (BESCOM) has recently issued a tender for setting up of 100 electric vehicle charging stations in Bengaluru. With this, it joins other neighbouring states which have started pushing out for EV charging in key cities, notably Hyderabad in Telangana. While the […]

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