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Over 5.17 Lakh EVs Registered over Three Years in India Under FAME

The Ministry of Heavy Industries of India declared that India registered a total of 5,17,322 electric vehicles (EVs) over three years under the FAME scheme.  Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme was launched in 2015 to promote the adoption of EVs in the country. At present, Phase-II […]

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NHAI To Install EV Charging Stations Along National Highways

The National Highway Authority of India is planning to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations along the country’s national highways.  As India has already set its targets of achieving 70% of all commercial cars, 30% of private cars, 40% of buses, 80% of two-wheeler, and three-wheeler sales to be electric by 2030.   To boost the […]

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DHI Increases Incentives for Electric Two Wheelers Under FAME II

In a constant push towards dynamic electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the country, the Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) has brought up some partial modifications in the FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II). DHI has increased the demand incentives by 50 percent for the electric two-wheeler (E2Ws). Hence, […]

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MoRTH Proposes Exempting EVs from Registration and Renewal Fees

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), in its ongoing efforts to support the EV ecosystem, has proposed some new steps. This time, MoRTH has issued a draft notification proposing the exemption of battery-operated vehicles i.e. EVs from the registration fee and its renewal charges. MoRTH issued this amendment in a statement, “Provided further […]

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Electric Vehicle Demand in India More Than Doubled in the Last 3 Years

In a written reply to a question on electric vehicles (EVs) in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Heavy Industries Arjun Ram Meghwal said that the number of registered EVs as per the e-Vahan portal during the last three years has seen a consistent increase. As against 69,012 units of EVs sold in India […]

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MoRTH Launches ‘Go Electric’ Campaign To Promote E-Mobility & E-Cooking 

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today launched the ‘Go Electric’ campaign of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to promote and spread awareness on electric mobility, EV charging infrastructure, and clean and safe electric cooking in India.  Minister for Road Transport & Highways and the Minister of Micro (MoRTH), Nitin Gadkari, the Minister of Power and […]

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“Government Notifications Will Boost Hydrogen’s Advent As Fuel Of The Future”

By Jay Cheema Recently, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (“MoRTH”) has notified amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 2020 wherein it has issued standards for safety evaluation of the vehicles propelled by hydrogen fuel cells. The suppliers and manufacturers of such hydrogen fuel cells vehicles now have standards available to test the […]

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Government Allows Sale and Registration of EVs Without Batteries

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Government of India, has allowed for the registration of EVs without pre-fitted batteries The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Government of India, has allowed for the sale and registration of electric vehicles (EVs) without pre-fitted batteries. In a letter to Transport Secretaries of all the […]

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Govt Exploring New Lending Institutions to Support Small Enterprises: Gadkari

The government is exploring new financial lending institutions to support small-scale units to provide financial support, said Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Road Transport and Highways (MORTH). The Minister assured the industry stakeholders that the government is working towards strengthening the NBFCs which will help small businesses […]

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