Electric Two-Wheelers Can Now Operate as Taxis

Electric Two-Wheelers Can Now Operate as Taxis

According to the latest motor vehicle aggregators guidelines, the government will now allow two-wheelers running on electricity or alternate fuels (such as bio-ethanol) to be operated as taxis. According to ...
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Hitachi ABB Power Grids and Ashok Leyland Partner for an E-Bus Pilot at IIT Madras

Hitachi ABB Power Grids and Ashok Leyland Partner for an E-Bus Pilot at IIT Madras

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has signed a memorandum of understanding  (MoU) with Ashok Leyland and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) for an e-mobility pilot project. Under the tripartite ...
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Okaya Bags EESL Contract to Set Up 1,020 EV Charging Stations Across India

Okaya Bags EESL Contract to Set Up 1,020 EV Charging Stations Across India

Okaya Power has bagged a World Bank-funded contract from the state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to deploy 1,020 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the country. EESL falls under ...
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Bengaluru’s Electric Two-Wheeler Leasing Platform Welectric Raises Angel Funding

Bengaluru’s Electric Two-Wheeler Leasing Platform Welectric Raises Angel Funding

Welectric, an electric two-wheeler lifecycle management company, raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from several investors. Welectric is an early-stage startup that deals with the sales, finance, maintenance, and ...
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Bangalore Transport Corporation to Procure 300 Electric Buses Under Gross Cost Contract

Bangalore Transport Corporation to Procure 300 Electric Buses Under Gross Cost Contract

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has invited bids to select a service provider to procure 300 electric buses on a gross cost contract (GCC) model. The contract will also ...
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Kerala Government to Hire 50 Electric Buses Under FAME Program for Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Government to Hire 50 Electric Buses Under FAME Program for Thiruvananthapuram

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has invited bids for hiring 50 electric buses on wet lease for the Thiruvananthapuram zone. The tender has been floated under the Faster ...
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Electric Scooter Maker Ather Energy Raises $35 Million in Series D Funding

Electric Scooter Maker Ather Energy Raises $35 Million in Series D Funding

Electric scooter manufacturer Ather Energy raised $35 million in its latest Series D funding round, led by Sachin Bansal's $23 million investment. Hero MotoCorp has invested $12 million as a ...
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Gujarat Seeks Manufacturers for 5,000 E-Rickshaws and 10,000 Electric Two-Wheelers

Gujarat Seeks Manufacturers for 5,000 E-Rickshaws and 10,000 Electric Two-Wheelers

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited bids for manufacturers to market and distribute 5,000 battery-operated three-wheelers with lithium-ion batteries in the state. The tender has been floated under ...
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Bids Invited to Set Up Charging Stations for 225 Electric Buses in Uttar Pradesh

Bids Invited to Set Up Charging Stations for 225 Electric Buses in Uttar Pradesh

The Construction and Design Services of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam has invited bids to set up charging stations for 225 electric buses at Prayagraj, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, and Kanpur. The last ...
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India’s EESL to Invest $5 Million in Thailand’s Electric Vehicle Manufacturer

India’s EESL to Invest $5 Million in Thailand’s Electric Vehicle Manufacturer

India’s Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) would invest in SWAG EV, an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer in Thailand, in a bid to drive convergence – an emerging concept bringing together electric mobility, ...
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Audi to Set Up a Joint Venture With China's FAW to Manufacture Electric Vehicles

Audi to Set Up a Joint Venture With China’s FAW to Manufacture Electric Vehicles

Audi, a German luxury automobile manufacturer, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China's state-owned automobile company FAW to launch a joint venture to produce electric vehicles ...
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Proposals Invited for Installing EV Charging Infrastructure on Highways & Expressways

Proposals Invited for Installing EV Charging Infrastructure on Highways & Expressways

The Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) inviting proposals for setting up public electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure on major highways and expressways in ...
No Road Tax for Electric Vehicles in Delhi

No Road Tax for Electric Vehicles in Delhi

The Delhi Government has exempted road tax on all battery electric vehicles (EVs). The transport department issued a notification saying that the Delhi government has exempted the tax on all ...
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72% YoY Rise in Registrations for Electric Two-Wheelers in September 2020

72% YoY Rise in Registrations for Electric Two-Wheelers in September 2020

India's electric two-wheeler industry is showing signs of revival, the latest report by the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) suggests. The registration of high-speed electric two-wheelers (E-2W) stood ...
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SECI to Empanel Agencies to Scale Innovative Electric Mobility Technologies

SECI to Empanel Agencies to Scale Innovative Electric Mobility Technologies

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has floated an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel agencies to identify and implement business opportunities in the electric and transformative mobility space ...
These Solar Cells Could be Utilized for Solar-Powered Electric Vehicles

These Solar Cells Could be Utilized for Solar-Powered Electric Vehicles

A team of researchers from Toyota Motor Corporation, Sharp Corporation, and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization suggested a special kind of solar cell that could be utilized ...
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Government Extends Timeline for Localization of EV Components

Government Extends Timeline for Localization of EV Components

The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (MHIPE) has extended the effective date for the indigenization of xEV parts under its Phased Manufacturing Program (PMP). xEV is the generic ...
Volkswagen to Invest €15 Billion in Electric Mobility by 2024 in China

Volkswagen to Invest €15 Billion in Electric Mobility by 2024 in China

Volkswagen, a Germany-based automobile manufacturer, announced its plans to invest €15 billion (~$ 17.53 billion) in China’s electric mobility segment by the end of 2024. The carmaker’s China arm will ...
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Raipur Invites Fresh Bids to Set Up Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at 25 Locations

Raipur Invites Fresh Bids to Set Up Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at 25 Locations

Raipur Smart City Limited has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at 25 locations in the city. October 3, 2020, is the ...
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Flag Offs Solar and Electric Powered Rickshaws

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Flag Offs Solar and Electric Powered Rickshaws

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami flagged off 13 types of solar and electric powered rickshaws, driven by women as a part of an initiative to protect the environment and ...
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Second Phase of FAME India Program for Electric Vehicles Gets New Extension

Second Phase of FAME India Program for Electric Vehicles Gets New Extension

The government has extended the validity of the second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME)-II program for all approved electric vehicle models. The validity has ...
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Rajasthan Electronics to Empanel Agencies to Set up 1,000 EV Charging Stations

Rajasthan Electronics to Empanel Agencies to Set up 1,000 EV Charging Stations

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a government-owned manufacturer of electronic products, has invited bids for the empanelment of agencies for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The company plans ...
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China’s New Framework to Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

China’s New Framework to Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

The finance ministry of the People’s Republic of China has issued a notice about launching demonstration applications of fuel cell vehicles. The notice about new policies to support hydrogen fuel ...
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Students in Gujarat Can Buy Cheaper Electric Vehicles through State Subsidies

Students in Gujarat Can Buy Cheaper Electric Vehicles through State Subsidies

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced that the state government would offer subsidies to encourage battery-operated two-wheelers and three-wheelers. Students studying from classes IX up to colleges will receive a ...
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Center Readies Incentives for 7,000 E-Buses, 55,000 E-Cars, 1 Million Two-Wheelers

Center Readies Incentives for 7,000 E-Buses, 55,000 E-Cars, 1 Million Two-Wheelers

Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Lok Sabha that the government had provided a demand incentive of ₹950 million (~$12.9 million) towards 27,201 electric vehicles (EVs) ...
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