NITI Aayog

EVs to Cost as Much as Conventional Vehicles in 2-3 Years: NITI Aayog CEO

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant says that the falling cost of batteries could pull down the price of EVs at par with conventional vehicles in the coming years Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has said that the falling cost of electric vehicle batteries could pull down the cost of EVs and bring it at par […]

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5,645 Electric Buses Sanctioned for 65 Cities: Amitabh Kant

Amitabh Kant has revealed that an inter-ministerial panel has sanctioned 5,645 electric buses for operations in 65 cities Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has revealed that an inter-ministerial panel has sanctioned 5,645 electric buses for operations in 65 cities, a move seen towards environment-friendly mobility. Last week, the GST Council headed by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman decided to cut the tax rates […]

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India Might Miss out on 2030 EVs Target: Ajay Mathur

EVs could be a better alternative, but the government’s target to switch to them in the next 10 years is hard to achieve, TERI Chief Ajay Mathur said Electric Vehicles (EVs) could be a better alternative to fuel-based automobiles to mitigate air pollution but the government’s target to switch to e-vehicles in the next 10 […]

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Union Budget 2019: A Mixed Bag for the Solar Industry

As expected from Modi Government 2.0, India’s first full-time woman Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had few eggs in her basket for the renewables sector. Here’s how the key stakeholders of the solar industry, including policymakers, think tanks, leading private players have reacted to the government’s Budget for FY19-20: After the budget, Power Minister R. K. […]

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TERI Suggests Four-Pronged Strategy to Govt for E-Mobility

The move came after recent bold proposal from the government think tank Niti Aayog for permitting sale of only EVs by 2030, which likely to impose substantive costs on users. In wake of India’s efforts towards achieving its e-mobility targets, country’s one of the leading energy and environment think tank, The Energy and Resources Institute […]

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Govt May Lower GST Rate for EVs to 5%

Government of India may slash down GST levied on the sale of electric vehicles in the upcoming 35th GST council on June 20. India may cut the goods and services tax (GST) on electric vehicles to 5% from 12% to provide a stimulus to the sector that’s a high priority for the current government. The […]

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Govt Planning To Open 50-GW Battery Manufacturing Tenders

Two months after the cabinet okayed the National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage, the govt is in the process to open tenders to set up 50-GW battery manufacturing base in India The government is planning to issue tenders inviting companies to set up 50-GW battery manufacturing base in India soon. This will form […]

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Govt Soon To Invite Bids for 40 GW EV Battery Manufacturing Plants

The government is considering a plan to establish a battery making capacity of 40 gigawatts (GW) to give a boost to its electrical vehicles and renewable energy initiatives. It will ask states to compete for the opportunity to set up internationally competitive facilities that will also service global markets. Domestic and global battery makers will […]

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NITI Aayog Asks Oil Ministry To Help Install EV Chargers at Petrol Pumps

NITI Aayog has directed the Petroleum Ministry to install EV charging infrastructure on 1000 petrol pumps The think-tank, NITI Aayog has asked the Petroleum ministry to help set up electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure at 1,000 petrol stations across the country. The industry executives, however, have doubts over the plan and say the move requires […]

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