Sustainable Transport

Assam Cuts Electric Vehicle Tax By 2 Percent

Assam Government introduced 2% reduction in Motor Vehicle Tax and exemptions on registration fees for new electric vehicles in its recently released budget document for the 2024-25 session. State Government reviewed their commitment in last year’s budget, “The Apun Bahan scheme has been launched, providing male employees a 2% interest subsidy for diesel/petrol vehicles and […]

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Tata Motors To Manufacture EVs in Sanand Factory From Coming April

Starting April this year, India’s EV giant Tata Motors is set to initiate the production of electric vehicles at the Sanand plant in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, that it had acquired from Ford India. The EV facility, obtained by Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd, a unit of Tata Motors, for Rs 725.7 crore in January 2023, will […]

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Ganfeng, Hyundai Enter Long Term Lithium Supply Deal

China’s leading lithium producer, Ganfeng Lithium, has announced that it has entered into a supply agreement with South Korea’s Hyundai Motor. The auto firm claims that the new deal reflects the automotive industry’s strategic move to secure raw material sources amid the electric vehicle (EV) revolution. The long-term deal entails Ganfeng supplying Hyundai with battery-grade […]

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Vietnam’s VinFast looks to open EV battery plant in Tamil Nadu

VinFast, a leading Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer, has identified Thoothukudi as the location for its upcoming battery manufacturing plant. The company is poised to make a significant investment, amounting to hundreds of millions of US dollars, in a spacious 400-acre area. Moreover, this will be VinFast’s inaugural investment venture in India. Originally, VinFast was looking […]

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Sixt to Buy 100,000 BYD EVs for European Fleet in Next Six Years

Global mobility service provider, Germany-based Sixt and world’s largest manufacturer of New Energy Vehicles, BYD, have signed an agreement under which Sixt has ordered several thousand of pure-electric vehicles from BYD initially, the first of which will be available for Sixt customers in Europe in the last quarter of 2022. As per Sixt, the initial […]

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China’s Ganfeng Lithium To Supply Battery Raw Materials to GAC AION

China-based Ganfeng Lithium has announced that it has signed an agreement with China’s new EV-maker GAC AION for the development of battery raw materials and recycling of decommissioned new electric vehicle (NEV) batteries.   The company said that it also work on recycling of decommissioned electric vehicle batteries. The company claims to be one of the […]

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Ladakh Announces EV policy With Subsidies For Greater Adoption

A new electric vehicle policy has been announced by the Union Territory of Ladakh that comes with a wide range of subsidies that is aimed at encouraging the residents to shift from fossil fuel based vehicles to electric vehicles. According to the officials of the administration, the new e-vehicle policy is a crucial step in […]

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Kia Installs India’s Fastest EV Charger In Gurugram

Giving a fresh fillip to the charging infrastructure in the country, auto giant Kia has said that it has installed India’s fastest electric vehicle charger at one of its official dealerships – Dhingra Kia – in Gurugram, Haryana. Kia has said that it will be installing as many as 15 such superfast electric vehicle chargers […]

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Chinese EV maker Nio To Manufacture Battery Swap Stations in Europe

Chinese automobile manufacturer and power solutions provider Nio has announced that the company will be coming up with a manufacturing plant in Europe where it will be producing battery swap stations for the overseas market. It was reported early this year that Nio was looking to hire in Hungary for a manufacturing plant. Nio is […]

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