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 ...
Ministry of Power Issues Revised Proposal for Amendments to the Electricity Act

Ministry of Power Issues Revised Proposal for Amendments to the Electricity Act

The Ministry of Power has issued a revised proposal for amendments to the Electricity Act 2003. The revised proposal is open for comments up to October 22, 2018. In the ...
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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 ...
CERC Proposes Granting Category I Inter-State Trading License to Refex Energy

CERC Proposes Granting Category I Inter-State Power Trading License to Refex Energy

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed granting a Category I trading license to Refex Energy Limited. The proposal comes after the company’s requested CERC to grant it a ...
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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 ...
CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has amended the regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission, which were first passed in 2008. The new regulations will be called the CERC ...
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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 ...
CEA: India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 4.6% in FY 2018-19

CEA: India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 4.6% in FY 2018-19

India is likely to have a peak surplus of 2.5 percent and an energy surplus of 4.6 percent, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) latest Load Generation Balance Report ...
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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 ...
Government Mulls Imposing a Penalty on DISCOMs for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Government Mulls Imposing a Penalty on DISCOMs for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Soon, distribution companies (DISCOMs) might have to pay a penalty for load shedding other than unforeseeable conditions or technical faults. R.K. Singh, the Minister of Power, apprised the Lower House ...
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India Strengthens its Position as an Electricity Exporter

India Strengthens its Position as an Electricity Exporter

India has gradually strengthened its position as an electricity exporting nation. India is now exporting power to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Myanmar. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, the minister ...
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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 ...
After Flying High for Months, Spot Power Price Declines to ₹3.73/kWh in June 2018

After Flying High for Months, Spot Power Price Declines to ₹3.73/kWh in June 2018

In June 2018, spot power price stood at ₹3.73 (~$0.054)/kWh. This recorded price proved to be a trend reversal of sorts for spot power prices over the past few months ...
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Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

India’s Power Utilities’ Ratings Over the Last Year Decline Slightly

The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently released its sixth annual integrated ratings for the state distribution utilities. Out of the 41 utilities that were covered in the report, five utilities ...
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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 ...
Hanergy and Bollore Group to Jointly Develop Solar EVs

Philippines to Turn to EVs and Solar Powered Charging Stations to Curb Emissions

Philippines is shifting towards large scale adoption of  electric vehicles and solar powered charging stations to fight emissions and climate change. “A low-carbon path in the transport sector is an ...
EESL Signs Pact with Haryana DISCOMs to Install 1 Million Smart Meters

EESL Signs Pact with Haryana DISCOMs to Install 1 Million Smart Meters

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Haryana ...
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