Nitin Gadkari

India Sees Registration Of 36.68L Electric Vehicles, Says Govt

Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari recently shared data on the plans to substitute fossil fuel vehicles with Electric Vehicles (EVs) and also shared the number of EV two-wheelers, four-wheelers, goods transport vehicles and passenger vehicles plying on the roads, as on till date. In a written reply to the parliament, the […]

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Govt to Add 137 EV Charging Stations to National Highways

Nitin Gadkari, India’s Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, said recently that the central government has allocated funds for the construction of 137 additional roadside amenities with EV charging stations on national highways in addition to the seven that already exist.  According to Gadkari’s written response to the Rajya Sabha, “The wayside amenities are […]

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Bookings for Mercedes E-Car to Begin on September 30

On September 30, 2022, the brand-new EQS-580 will be introduced by Mercedes-Benz India, a division of the Germany-based luxury car manufacturer. The company claims that it will be India’s first locally assembled electric car. As per the official release, the token amount of Rs 25 lakh is required to reserve an EQS-580 (luxury electric car). […]

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More Than 13 Lakh EVs Registered In India: Gadkari

More than 13 lakh electric vehicles (EVs) are registered in India excluding Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Lakshadweep, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari, said in a recent written reply to the Rajya Sabha. The minister revealed that 2,877 public EV charging stations have been sanctioned in 68 cities […]

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EV Batteries in 5% GST Bracket to Support Faster Adoption

The GST rates on lithium-ion battery packs have been reduced by the government from 18 percent to 5 per cent which is the lowest tax category. A statement by the Finance Ministry held, “Electric vehicles, whether or not fitted with a battery pack, are eligible for the concessional GST rate of 5 percent.” This was […]

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Govt Calls EV Manufacturers To Explain Recent EV fires

The Centre for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES), DRDO‘s lab, has blamed the EV manufacturing companies for the recent spate of fires. The report has found that recent electric scooter fires were caused by defects in their batteries, including in the designs of the battery packs and modules. Published on May 23, the report […]

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PMI Electro’s upcoming plant to produce 2500 commercial EVs annually

PMI Electro Mobility Solutions Pvt Ltd – maker of electric buses in India – has said that it will set up company’s new electric commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing plant in Pune, Maharashtra. The new plant will be PMI’s largest manufacturing facility in India and will be based at MIDC, Chakan. PMI says that the new […]

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