RPO Non-Compliance Penalty Should Be Higher: Prayas Energy Group

Pune-based energy think tank Prayas Energy Group has urged the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) to consider keeping the penalty for non-compliance of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) higher.  The think tank expressed its views in connection with the MERC draft (RPO, Its Compliance and Implementation of Renewable Energy Certificate Framework (First Amendment) Regulations 2023. RPO […]

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Pune’s Olectra Receives Order for 123 E-Buses from Thane Municipal Transport Undertaking

Pune-based electric bus manufacturer and the Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL Group’s) subsidiary company, Olectra Greentech, and its transporter partner named Evey Trans consortium have bagged orders for 123 E-buses worth Rs 185 crore from Thane Municipal Transport Undertaking in Maharashtra. Olectra Greentech and Evey Trans are both a part of Megha Engineering and […]

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KPIT Sparkle’22 innovation contest’s winners include 4 Pune-based firms

KPIT, a Pune-based provider of automotive software and mobility solutions, has announced the winners of KPIT Sparkle 2022, an annual national design and development innovation contest for engineering, science and design students. The competition is amongst India’s most sought-after innovation platforms that support budding young innovators to develop indigenous solutions to real-world challenges in the energy […]

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Maharashtra’s EV Transition to Begin with Nearly ₹50 B Invt in E-bus Mfg

Maharashtra, the economic hotspot of India, is attracting significant investments from both domestic and international EV players. London-based Causis E-Mobility has commenced manufacturing work at its new EV plant in Pune’s Talegaon and Pinnacle Mobility Solutions is also about raise its first plant in Pune in coming months. Causis E-Mobility has reportedly invested about Rs […]

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Pune’s Nexzu Mobility Launches ‘Bazinga’ E-cycles Starting at ₹49,445

Indian EV maker Nexzu Mobility has unveiled its new Bazinga e-cycles for long-range daily commute, aiming to add to its growing portfolio of e-cycles in the country. The Bazinga e-cycle is priced at ₹49,445 and the Bazinga Cargo e-cycle is priced at ₹51,525, said the company. The online production launch ceremony was organized at the […]

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Pune-based BatteryPool Raises Funds from IAN & Others

Pune-based BatteryPool has raised an undisclosed amount of growth capital as part of its seed funding round. The startup offers battery charging solutions for EV fleets and commercial vehicles. The round was led by Indian Angel Network (IAN) and the Pune-based Venture Center under the NIDHI-Seed Support Scheme, and lead investors, including Arjun Seth and Harshavardhan […]

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Pune’s goEgoNetwork EV Charging Startup Secures $2 Million Seed Funding

Pune’s goEgoNetwork is an Indian EV charging startup that will provide EV chargers to you whether you are at home, at work, or traveling to your weekend getaway destination. Pune’s goEgoNetwork is electric vehicles (EV) Charging Startup Secures $2 Million Seed Funding. Recently the two-year-old startup has secured $2 million in seed funding to expand […]

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Researchers Develop Technology to Produce Hydrogen from Agriculture Residue

Researchers from two Pune-based institutes today announced the development of a technique that produces hydrogen directly from agricultural residue. The generated hydrogen can be used in fuel cell-powered vehicles. Scientists from Sentient Labs, a KPIT Technologies incubated R&D innovation lab, and Agharkar Research Institute (ARI) of Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) came […]

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MG Motor, Fortum Set up a 50KW Public EV Charger in Pune

The Indian subsidiary of Chinese automotive manufacturer SAIC Motor, MG Motor India, and clean-energy Finnish company Fortum Charge & Drive India together have set up a 50 kW Superfast public EV charging station in Pune. The smart chargers can be accessed by anyone who has an EV car compatible with the CCS2 (Combined Charging System), […]

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