Ola Raises $56 Million for Its Electric Mobility Business in India

Ola Raises $56 Million for Its Electric Mobility Business in India

Ola Electric Mobility, a company, backed by Ola, an Indian ride-sharing company, announced that it has raised a sum of ₹400 billion ($56.4 million) led by several of Ola’s early investors ...
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Government Readies Blueprint for EV and Battery Manufacturing

Government Readies Blueprint for EV and Battery Manufacturing

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the proposal for setting up a national mission on transformative mobility and battery storage initiatives. Apart from this, the Cabinet ...
India’s ₹100 Billion Budget to Promote Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles

India’s ₹100 Billion Budget to Promote Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for the implementation of a program titled 'Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)' aimed ...
Toxic Air Killed 1.2 Million Indians in 2017: Report

Delhi Cabinet Approves Procurement of 1,000 Electric Buses

In a big push to combat the deteriorating air quality in the national capital, the Delhi Cabinet has now approved the procurement of 1,000 low-floor electric buses. "This is the ...
REIL Issues Tender to Set Up 270 EV Charging Stations Across India

REIL Issues Tender to Set Up 270 EV Charging Stations Across India

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a public-sector enterprise operating in the electronics, information technology, and renewable energy segment, has issued a tender to set up 270 electric vehicles (EVs) ...
Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission Proposes EV Charging Tariff

Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission Proposes EV Charging Tariff

To help the electric vehicle (EV) sector grow in Uttar Pradesh, the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has proposed tariffs for EV charging stations in the state. The proposal ...
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NITI Aayog Releases Proposal to Develop Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Delhi

Government Proposes $700 Million Plan for EV Infrastructure Revamp in the Next 5 Years

Recently, the Ministry of Power (MoP) in a meeting with the Fifteenth Finance Commission in New Delhi, proposed measures to support the development of Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) infrastructure and ...
Maharashtra Invites Bids to Set Up 50 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Maharashtra Invites Bids to Set Up 50 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to install 50 electric vehicle charging stations in the state. These charging stations will be spread across seven ...
Madhya Pradesh Proposes EV Charging Tariff of ₹6 and ₹5.90 for LT and HT consumers

Government Proposes EV Charging Stations at Every 25 Kms on Roads

The Town and Country Planning Organization, Ministry of Housing, and Ministry of Urban Affairs have released amendments to Model Building By-Laws (MBBL) to provide for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure ...
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NATIS Issues Tender for EV Testing Infrastructure at Manesar, Chennai, and Indore

NATRIP Implementation Society (NATIS) has issued a tender for setting up testing infrastructure for electric vehicles at three locations. NATIS is an autonomous body constituted by the Ministry of Heavy ...
Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

31 Companies Join Climate Action Initiative, Adopt EVs to Fight Toxic Air

The Climate Group is targeting the electrification of more than 2 million vehicles by 2030 under its EV100 initiative.  EV100 is a global initiative by The Climate Group (a non-profit ...
To Boost Indigenous Manufacturing, Government Reduces Customs Duty on EV Components

To Boost Indigenous Manufacturing, Government Reduces Customs Duty on EV Components

In a move that could significantly influence the pace of EV adoption in the country, the government has reduced the applicable customs duty on parts and components of electric vehicles ...
Illegal Charging by E-Rickshaws in Delhi Lead to ₹1.5 Billion in Losses to DISCOMs

Illegal Charging by E-Rickshaws in Delhi Leads to ₹1.5 Billion in Losses to DISCOMs

Power theft for the purpose of charging of e-rickshaws has cost the distribution companies in Delhi approximately ₹1.5 billion (~$21.08 million) in a year, according to a report from PTI. The ...
BESCOM Issues Tender to Set Up 100 EV Charging Stations

BESCOM Issues Tender to Set Up 100 EV Charging Stations

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has issued a tender for setting up 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in and around Bangalore. The bid-submission deadline is February 20, 2019. All ...
NITI Aayog Introduces Model Concession Agreement for Electric Bus Fleets in Cities

NITI Aayog Introduces Model Concession Agreement for Electric Bus Fleets in Cities

The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has issued a model concession agreement for public private partnership (PPP) aimed at the operation and maintenance of electric buses in cities ...
EESL Scraps its Tender for 10,000 EVs Due to Non-Availability of Chargers for Luxury Cars

BHEL to Install Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Along Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has announced that it is setting up a network of solar-based electric vehicle charging stations on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. BHEL’s scope of work in the ...
Madhya Pradesh Proposes EV Charging Tariff of ₹6 and ₹5.90 for LT and HT consumers

Ministry of Finance Gets 15 EVs, 28 Charging Stations Installed in Delhi’s North Block

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed an agreement to deliver 15 electric vehicles (EVs) to the Department of Economic Affairs that comes under the Ministry of Finance. With ...
NTPC Invites Bids for Battery Charging Station for 50 E-rickshaws in Faridabad

Bihar Sharif Smart City Invites Bids for an E-Rickshaw Charging Station

The Bihar Sharif Smart City Limited has invited bids for the construction of an e-rickshaw charging station in Bihar Sharif, a town located in Nalanda district of Bihar. The total ...
Indian EV Start-Up Strom Motors Receives Angel Funding

India and France to Work Together for Expansion of Electric Vehicles

India and France have announced quite a few collaborations together lately to battle climate change affecting the world. The latest Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between India’s Solar ...
Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

New EV Charging Station Guidelines Announced

With the goal to facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in the country, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced guidelines and standards for the development of electric ...
Toxic Air Killed 1.2 Million Indians in 2017: Report

Delhi’s Draft EV Policy Aims at 25% Of All New Vehicles to Be Electric by 2023

The Delhi government has released its draft Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2018 to improve Delhi’s air quality by bringing down the emissions from transport sector. With this policy, the government ...
NTPC Ties Up with Seven Vehicle Aggregators to Develop EV Charging Network

NTPC Ties Up with Seven Vehicle Aggregators to Develop EV Charging Network

NTPC Limited has signed a memorandum of understanding  (MoU) with a host of vehicle aggregators for the development and utilization of public charging infrastructure across the country.  Seven vehicle aggregators namely: Ola, ...
Hanergy and Bollore Group to Jointly Develop Solar EVs

Tariff of ₹6/kWh to be Applicable on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Telangana

Taking another step forward towards propelling the growth of intelligent transportation in the state, the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has approved a tariff of ₹6.00 (~$ 0.083)/kWh for electric ...
Kerala Deploys Electric Buses to Transport Pilgrims

Kerala Deploys Electric Buses to Transport Pilgrims

Olectra-BYD, an electric vehicle maker, has deployed 10 commercial grade electric buses in collaboration with the state’s road transport corporation to take pilgrims to the Sabarimala shrine, located in the ...
NTPC Invites Bids for Battery Charging Station for 50 E-rickshaws in Faridabad

NTPC Invites Bids for Battery Charging Station for 50 E-rickshaws in Faridabad

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for setting up battery charging and swapping station for 50 e-rickshaws in Faridabad, Haryana, on pilot project basis. The scope of ...