Electric Vehicles

Porsche Builds First Zero Impact Factory for Electric Vehicles

Porsche says that the facade of its new factory that will build the Taycan, its first all-electric vehicle, is coated with a material able to absorb nitrogen dioxide – a pollutant diesel cars were actually emitting. German automobile major, Porsche, which specialises in high-performance sports cars, SUVs and sedans, says that it is building a […]

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Toyota – Panasonic JV To Manufacture Electric Vehicle Batteries in 2020

Toyota is to hold a 51 percent majority stake with Panasonic owning the rest. Japanese firms, Toyota Motor and Panasonic plan to set up a joint venture in 2020 to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles, joining forces to compete more effectively on cost and scale with rising Chinese players in a key area for the future of […]

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NTPC Seeks Contractors for Setting Up Bharat EV Chargers

The last date of bid submission comprising both techno-commercial and price bid is February 14, 2019 The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids from eligible bidders for development of charging infrastructure package with Bharat EV Chargers ( DC & AC). The brief scope of work will include the complete turnkey solution including the […]

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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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