A Primer: States that are Poised Lead India’s EV Revolution

EV Adoption Under FAME Program Lagging in Most States

Electric vehicle sales so far has been inconsistent under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME) program. While some states have made good progress, many states ...
Exicom to Provide Li-Ion Batteries for Kinetic Green’s E-Rickshaws

Gujarat Invites EoI for Marketing and Distribution of E-Rickshaws

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for the authorization of manufacturers for marketing and distribution of battery operated three wheelers (E-Rickshaws) under the state’s ...
EESL Scraps its Tender for 10,000 EVs Due to Non-Availability of Chargers for Luxury Cars

Uttarakhand EV Policy Aims at Driving Investments for EV Manufacturing into the State

The state cabinet of Uttarakhand has approved a policy to promote the adoption of electric vehicles in the state, while also incentivizing those who want to foray into EV manufacturing ...
Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

Kerala Plans to Bring One Million EVs on the Road by 2022, Announces EV Policy

After Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Telangana, Kerala has now hopped on to the e-mobility bandwagon. The state, with over ten million vehicles on the road, has embraced ...
Government Extends Duration of FAME I Program for EVs, Again

Government Extends Duration of FAME I Program for EVs Again

The government has decided to yet again extend the duration of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME) program aimed at facilitating the widespread adoption of ...
Indian EV Start-Up Strom Motors Receives Angel Funding

Indian EV Start-Up Strom Motors Receives Angel Funding

Mumbai-based mobility startup Strom Motors (E14 Technologies Pvt Ltd) has secured angel funding from Indian Angel network (IAN), the horizontal seed stage funding platform. Strom Motors will utilize part of ...
Porsche to Launch its Electric Cars in India by 2020

Porsche to Launch its Electric Cars in India by 2020

Porsche is aiming to bring its electric car (Taycan) in India sooner than expected. In an official statement shared with Mercom, Porsche said that it aims to bring Taycan to ...
Tata Power and HPCL Sign MoU for Setting Up EV Charging Stations Across India

Tata Power and HPCL Sign MoU for Setting Up EV Charging Stations Across India

Tata Power and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), an Indian state-owned oil and natural gas company , have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up commercial-scale charging stations ...
Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

Jharkhand has adopted an e-mobility program in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) has signed an agreement with EESL for the ...
NITI Aayog Suggests Electric-Bus Fleet in Cities Under Public Private Partnership Mode

NITI Aayog Suggests Electric-Bus Fleet in Cities Under Public Private Partnership Mode

The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has issued a draft concession agreement for public private partnership (PPP) for operation and maintenance of electric buses in Indian cities. The ...
Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

NITI Aayog Report Advocates the Elimination of Direct Subsidies to EV Users

The NITI Aayog, a policy think tank of the government of India conducted a two-day summit to raise awareness about the various aspects of mobility, and to bring together diverse ...
Soon, EVs in India that Run on Alternative Fuel May Not Have Permit Requirements

Government to Exempt EVs Using Alternative Fuel from Permit Requirements

India is the third largest market for automobiles and the world’s largest market when it comes to two-wheelers. The government is promoting electric vehicles (EVs) to reduce dependence on fossil ...
EESL Leading the Clean Energy Charge in India

EESL Leading the Clean Energy Charge in India

On October 2, 2016, India became the 62nd country to ratify the Paris Agreement and set a goal of generating 40 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by ...
NTPC Commissions Its Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Vishakhapatnam

NTPC Commissions Its Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Vishakhapatnam

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has commissioned its electric vehicle charging station in Simdhari, located in Vishakhapatnam, reported PTI. The charging station has been designed by the engineering team ...
Government Approves Outlay of ₹55 Billion for FAME II Program

Government Approves Outlay of ₹55 Billion for FAME II Program Providing Subsidies for EVs

The central government has approved a subsidy corpus of ₹55 billion (~$0.78 billion) to be disbursed under the second phase of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid and) Electric Vehicles ...
Government Mulls Subsidizing of EV Charging Infrastructure to Boost E-Mobility

Government Mulls Subsidizing of EV Charging Infrastructure to Boost E-Mobility

To speed up India’s electric vehicle (EV) revolution, the government of India is planning to subsidize EV charging infrastructure. A Press Trust of India (PTI) report quoted the power secretary ...
Exicom Wins NTPC Tender to Develop EV Charging Stations in Jabalpur

Exicom Wins NTPC Tender to Develop EV Charging Stations in Jabalpur

Exicom, an energy storage solutions provider, has won the tender floated in March 2018 by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for installing EV charging stations in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh ...
Optare, an Ashok Leyland Subsidiary, Wins Order for 31 EV Double-decker Buses in London

Optare, an Ashok Leyland Subsidiary, Wins Order for 31 EV Double-decker Buses in London

The world is adopting electric vehicles (EVs) at a rapid pace. Recently, Optare, a subsidiary of Ashok Leyland which is a part of the Hinduja Group, won an order for 31 ...
FAME India II Likely to Have ₹40 Billion as Subsidy for EVs and Charging Infrastructure

FAME India II Likely to Have ₹40 Billion Subsidy Outlay for EVs & Charging Infrastructure

The Ministry of Finance is expected to approve a corpus of ₹40 billion (~$0.58 billion) as subsidy to be disbursed under the second phase of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of ...
Hanergy and Bollore Group to Jointly Develop Solar EVs

Hanergy and Bollore Group to Jointly Develop Solar EVs

Hanergy’s subsidiary, Donghan New Energy Automotive Technology, inked a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Bluecar, a subsidiary of France's Bollore Group for developing EVs. Under the strategic agreement, the two ...
RT Koytango to Install 100% Free EV Charging Stations in New Delhi

RT Koytango to Install 100% Free EV Charging Stations in New Delhi

RT Koytango Private Limited, a part of Hriman Motors LLP, is setting up free electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in New Delhi, connected to grid tied rooftop solar power projects ...
A Primer: States that are Poised Lead India’s EV Revolution

A Primer: States that are Poised to Lead India’s EV Revolution

It has been almost five years since the launch of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP). The plan was aimed at achieving national fuel security by promoting hybrid and ...
GST on Li-Ion Batteries Reduced from 28 to 18 Percent

GST on Li-Ion Batteries Reduced from 28 to 18 Percent

In a bid to propel the growth of electric vehicles (EV) in the country, the government has announced a slash in the applicable rate of the Goods and Services Tax ...
Tata Power Sets up Three Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Hyderabad

Tata Power Sets up Three Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Hyderabad

Tata Power has announced new additions to its strategic network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the country, the latest being the setting up of three fast charging EV stations at ...
EESL Scraps its Tender for 10,000 EVs Due to Non-Availability of Chargers for Luxury Cars

EESL Scraps its Tender for 10,000 EVs Due to Non-Availability of Chargers for Luxury Cars

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has scrapped the second tender to procure 10,000 ...