India Should Start with Focus on EV Technology and Design_ Magenta Power Interview

India Should Start with a Focus on EV Technology and Design: Magenta Power Interview

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has severely affected the Indian economy, which was already losing pace. The electric vehicle (EV) industry, like all others, is reeling under the unprecedented challenges posed ...
Researchers Announce Cheaper Sodium-ion Battery to Compete with Lithium-ion

Researchers Announce Cheaper Sodium-ion Battery to Compete with Lithium-ion

Researchers at the Washington State University (WSU) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) announced that they have created a sodium-ion battery that can be made with widely and cheaply available ...
Researchers Develop New Way to Turn Polymers into Battery Components Using Microwaves

Researchers Develop New Way to Turn Polymers into Battery Components Using Microwaves

Researchers at Purdue University, in collaboration with researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology and Tufts University, have developed a technique to turn polymers into components for batteries using microwave ...
Researchers Develop New Electrode Material to Make Lithium Batteries More Efficient

Researchers Develop New Electrode Material to Make Lithium Batteries More Efficient

Japanese researchers have developed a new electrode material that they claim will make lithium batteries cheaper, more stable, and capable of holding more charge for longer periods. The team was ...
BYD and Toyota Join Hands to Design, Develop Battery-Run Electric Vehicles

BYD and Toyota Join Hands to Design, Develop Battery-Run Electric Vehicles

China-based BYD Company Ltd (BYD) and Toyota Motor Corporation have announced that the operation of their new company will be launched in 2020. The name of the new company will ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
US-Based XNRGI Opens Lithium-Ion Battery Factory in Gurugram

US-Based XNRGI Opens Lithium-Ion Battery Factory in Gurugram

United States-based XNRGI has announced that the company has opened a high temperature (HT) lithium-ion battery factory in Gurugram in India that can produce 240 MWh of battery production capacity ...
/ / Energy Storage, Other
IFC to Help Burkina Faso Assess Economic Benefits of Solar Energy Storage Systems

IFC to Help Burkina Faso Assess Economic Benefits of Solar Energy Storage Systems

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the financial wing of the World Bank Group, has signed an agreement with Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Energy to assess the economic benefits of private ...
TERI Tenders Battery Energy Storage Systems in Delhi

TERI Tenders Battery Energy Storage Systems in Delhi

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has invited bids for battery energy storage systems (BESS) on turnkey basis under the U.S.-India Collaborative for Smart Distribution System with Storage (UI-ASSIST) initiative ...
Ather Energy to Set Up Lithium-ion EV Battery Manufacturing Facility in Tamil Nadu

Ather Energy to Set Up EV, Lithium-ion Battery Manufacturing Facility in Tamil Nadu

Ather Energy has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Tamil Nadu to set up a two-wheeled electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturing ...
BSES and Ola Electric Join Hands to Set Up Battery Swapping Stations in New Delhi

BSES and Ola Electric Join Hands to Set Up Battery Swapping Stations in New Delhi

Delhi’s DISCOM BSES has announced signing a memorandum of understanding (MoUs) with Ola Electric to set up battery swapping and charging stations in parts of New Delhi in a move ...
Haryana to Procure 100 MW of Solar & Wind Power with Energy Storage to Fulfil its RPO

Haryana to Procure 100 MW of Solar & Wind Power with Energy Storage to Fulfil its RPO

The Haryana Power Purchase Company (HPPC) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) inviting bids to procure flexible scheduled renewable energy to meet its renewable purchase obligations (RPO) considering a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Andhra Pradesh Floats Tender to Procure 350 Electric Buses

Andhra Pradesh Floats Tender to Procure 350 Electric Buses

The Andhra Pradesh state government is looking to deploy electric buses on specific routes in the state. To this end, the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has issued ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Tender Floated for 1.95 MW of Solar Projects with Energy Storage in Lakshadweep

Tender Floated for 1.95 MW of Solar Projects with Energy Storage in Lakshadweep

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for the development of 1.95 MW of solar projects with 2.15 MWh of battery energy storage systems (BESS). The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Industry-Wide Consultation Necessary Before Launching a Plan for Transition to EVs: CII

Gujarat Seeks EV Manufacturers for Marketing and Distribution Authorization

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited expression of interest (EoI) from reputed manufacturers for their authorization to market and distribute battery operated two and three-wheelers. The EoIs have ...
Nigerian Renewable Solutions Provider Arnergy Raises $9 Million in Series A Funding

Nigerian Renewable Solutions Provider Arnergy Raises $9 Million in Series A Funding

Arnergy, a Nigerian distributed utility company, has announced raising $9 million in Series A round of funding led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures with participation from the Norwegian Investment Fund for ...
Ather Energy’s Electric Scooter Becomes FAME-II Compliant

Ather Energy’s Electric Scooter Becomes FAME-II Compliant

Ather Energy, backed by Hero MotoCorp, has announced that their flagship intelligent scooter, Ather 450 is now FAME II compliant and will receive an increased subsidy of ₹27,000 ($386.9). Though the orders for ...
Government Announces List of EV Parts to be Indigenized Under FAME II

Government Announces List of EV Parts to be Indigenized Under FAME II

The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has released a revised list of parts which are to be indigenized under the Phased Manufacturing Program (PMP) which falls under the ...
Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

10 Drivers of EV Market in India

The Indian government launched the National E-Mobility Program in March 2018 to achieve 100 percent e-mobility by . Since then, the country has taken several policy initiatives to propel the growth ...
Andhra Pradesh Gets ₹2 Billion from Urja Global to Set Up EV Manufacturing Ecosystem

Andhra Pradesh Gets ₹2 Billion from Urja Global to Set Up EV Manufacturing Ecosystem

The Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) and Urja Global have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for setting up manufacturing units of lithium-ion batteries and electric vehicles for the ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
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AES, Mitsubishi and Tata Commission 10 MW Battery Energy Storage System in Delhi

The 10 MW grid-connected system will be owned by AES and Mitsubishi Corporation. Fluence, a supplier of energy storage technology jointly owned by Siemens and AES, supplied the Advancion lithium-ion ...
SolarEdge to Acquire Korean Battery Technology Company Kokam

SolarEdge to Acquire Korean Battery Technology Company Kokam

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (SolarEdge), an energy technology company that develops PV inverters, has announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a major stake in Kokam Co., Ltd ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
World Bank to Invest $1 Billion Towards Battery Storage to Promote Renewables Globally

World Bank to Invest $1 Billion Towards Battery Storage to Promote Renewables Globally

The World Bank Group has committed $1 billion for a new global program to accelerate investment in battery storage for energy systems in developing and middle-income countries. The program is ...
Andhra Pradesh Announces Tender for 10 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

MNRE Broadens the Definition of ‘Storage’ in its Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy to remove the word ‘battery’ from the relevant clauses in order to broaden the definition ...
Exide and Leclanche form Joint Venture for Li-Ion Battery Manufacturing in India

Exide and Leclanche form Joint Venture for Li-Ion Battery Manufacturing in India

Exide Industries Ltd., an Indian lead acid storage battery manufacturer, and Leclanche, a global energy storage solutions provider, have formed a joint venture (JV) to build lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries and ...