Kerala Budget Proposes ₹2.5 Billion Loan for Rooftop Solar, Cuts Tax on EVs

Kerala Budget Proposes ₹2.5 Billion Loan for Rooftop Solar, Cuts Tax on EVs

Kerala’s Finance Minister Thomas Isaac announced a 50% reduction in motor vehicle tax for electric, fuel cell, and full hybrid battery electric vehicles (EV) for five years in the state’s ...
Tesla Registers its Indian Subsidiary 'Tesla India Motors And Energy' In Bengaluru

Tesla Registers its Indian Subsidiary ‘Tesla India Motors And Energy’ In Bengaluru

Leading Electric Car manufacturer Tesla has established an Indian subsidiary 'Tesla Indian Motors and Energy' in Bengaluru. According to the Registrar of Companies, the company has named three directors for ...
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SECI Clarifies Queries Regarding Empaneling Agencies in the Electric Mobility Space

SECI Clarifies Queries Regarding Empaneling Agencies in the Electric Mobility Space

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued clarifications on an expression of interest (EoI), it issued in October 2020 to empanel agencies to identify and implement business opportunities in ...
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Delhi Floats Tender for the Operation of 575 Electric Buses in the City

Delhi Floats Tender for the Operation of 575 Electric Buses in the City

The Transport Department, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD), has floated a request for qualification and proposal for the operation of 575 electric buses at three clusters in the ...
Eden Renewables, SoftBank to Build Transmission Lines For 600 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan

Eden Renewables, SoftBank to Build Transmission Lines For 600 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has provided approval to special purpose vehicles of Eden Renewables and SoftBank Energy to construct transmission lines for 300 MW of solar projects each in ...
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Indian Oil Corporation Invites Bids for 15 Fuel Cell Electric Buses in Faridabad

Indian Oil Corporation Invites Bids for 15 Fuel Cell Electric Buses in Faridabad

The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has floated a tender for 15 hydrogen polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell electric buses to be supplied at its research and development center in ...
Electric Two-Wheeler Sales Decline By 5.46% in 2020

Electric Two-Wheeler Sales Decline By 5.46% in 2020

The sale of electric two-wheelers (E-2W) in India stood at 25,735 in 2020, a 5.46% decline compared to 27,224 in 2019, the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) has ...
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Bids Invited for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment for Kochi Water Metro

Bids Invited for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment for Kochi Water Metro

The Kochi Metro Rail Limited, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) formed between the central government and the Kerala government, has invited bids for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) for its ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Tata Motors to Deploy its Electric Cars in Haryana

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Motors to Deploy its Electric Cars in Haryana

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Tata Motors has partnered with the Haryana Renewable Agency to deploy its electric car Nexon EV in ...
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Singapore Issues Tender to Set Up 600 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Singapore Issues Tender to Set Up 600 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Land Transport Authority have issued a pilot tender to set up charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) at public car parks in the city-state ...
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Tender Floated to Set up Transmission System for the 1.5 GW Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh

Tender Floated to Set Up Transmission System for the 1.5 GW Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh

The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has invited bids to develop the transmission system for 1.5 GW of projects in the solar park in Madhya Pradesh. Interested bidders are ...
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Telangana Government to Use EVs on Monthly-Hire, Calls for Fleet Operators to Empanel

Telangana Government to Use EVs on Monthly-Hire, Calls for Fleet Operators to Empanel

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has invited bids for the empanelment of travel firms, agencies, and fleet operators to supply electric cars on a monthly hire basis ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
EVs Becoming the Preferred Choice for Last-Mile Connectivity in India_ Interview

EVs Becoming the Preferred Choice for Last-Mile Connectivity in India: Interview

Backed by the government's robust push, India's electric mobility segment is poised to take off. In 2020, after the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has realized the significance of renewable energy and electric ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Power Producers Say TANGEDCO Demanding Heavy Discounts on Pending Dues

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Demanding Heavy Discounts on Pending Dues: Power Producers

The Association of Power Producers (APP) has complained that Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) is forcing them to accept heavy discounts on dues payable. In a letter to ...
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AMP Capital and Sterlite Power to Jointly Develop Power Transmission Projects in India

AMP Capital and Sterlite Power to Jointly Develop Power Transmission Projects in India

Australia-based investment manager AMP Capital announced that it has established a 50:50 partnership with power transmission infrastructure developer Sterlite Power to develop power transmission projects in India. The two companies ...
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Rajasthan Sets a Tariff of ₹6 for Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Rajasthan Sets a Tariff of ₹6 for Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued a draft order for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, tariffs, and other regulatory issues. As per the draft order, a tariff of ...
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EESL Releases Tender to Procure 500 Electric Cars

EESL Releases Tender to Procure 500 Electric Cars

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has floated a tender to procure 500 cars. The procurement will be financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) under its program for scaling ...
Karnataka Allocates Over $3 Billion for Setting up EV Base, Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

Karnataka Allocates Over $3 Billion for Setting up EV Base, Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

The Karnataka government has approved ₹224.19 billion (~$3.03 billion) to establish an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing base in the state. It also approved ₹42.40 billion (~$574 million) for two wind-solar ...
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No Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW Ministry of Power

No Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued The Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 laying down the rights of power consumers to minimum standards of quality. The rules cover the ...
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Transport Ministry Seeks Feedback on Plan to Promote E20 Fuel to Reduce Oil Dependence

Transport Ministry Seeks Feedback on Plan to Promote E20 Fuel to Reduce Oil Dependence

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has sought comments from the public on the adoption of E20 as an automotive fuel and for the adoption of its mass ...
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Madhya Pradesh Exempts EVs and E-Rickshaw Charging Stations from Tariff Hike

Madhya Pradesh Exempts EVs and E-Rickshaw Charging Stations from Tariff Hike

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has determined tariffs for low voltage (LV), high voltage (HV), and extra-high voltage (EHV) consumers in the state in its retail supply tariff ...
EESL Floats Tender Seeking Fleet Management Services for its Electric Cars

EESL Floats Tender Seeking Fleet Management Services for its Electric Cars

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has floated a tender seeking to hire a fleet management agency to deploy its electric cars to government organizations or public sector undertakings (PSUs) ...
China and India Poised to Lead Global Electricity Demand in 2021_ IEA Report

China and India Poised to Lead Global Electricity Demand in 2021: IEA Report

After experiencing its most significant decline in decades, global electricity demand is expected to rebound modestly next year, led by China, India, and other emerging economies, according to a new ...
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Government Proposes Option for DISCOMs to Exit PPA After Their Tenure

Government Proposes Option for DISCOMs to Exit PPA After Their Tenure

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued draft proposals enabling the distribution companies (DISCOMs) to either continue or exit from the power purchase agreements (PPAs) after the completion of the ...
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Cabinet Approves ₹67 Billion Plan for Power Infrastructure of North Eastern States

Cabinet Approves ₹67 Billion Plan for Power Infrastructure of North Eastern States

The cabinet committee on economic affairs has approved the Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) for the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP) with an estimated cost of ₹67 billion ...
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