NITI Aayog Charts New Plan for Complete Transition to Electric Vehicles by 2030

NITI Aayog Charts New Plan for Complete Transition to Electric Vehicles by 2030

The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has put out a bold proposal which states that after 2030, electric vehicles (EVs) have to be exclusively sold in the country ...
Electric Vehicles Likely to Get Registration Fee Exemption

Electric Vehicles Likely to Get Registration Fee Exemption

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has put forward a proposal to relieve electric and battery-operated vehicles from registration charges. This move comes at a time when the ...
Industry-Wide Consultation Necessary Before Launching a Plan for Transition to EVs: CII

Industry-Wide Consultation Necessary Before Launching a Plan for Transition to EVs: CII

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has called stakeholders from across the transportation and renewable energy sectors for a consultation on the future of intelligent mobility in the country. CII ...
Tariff for EV Charging in Chandigarh Set at ₹4/kWh

Tariff for EV Charging in Chandigarh Set at ₹4/kWh

In a bid to encourage the adoption of intelligent mobility among residents, the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission has set the tariff for electric vehicle (EV) charging in Chandigarh. The commission ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
EV Tender 10,000 EESL

EESL Issues Tender to Procure 10,000 EVs

In India’s second electric vehicle (EV) tender, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) announced it is out for procurement of 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to be used by government departments ...
Interview: Cancelling Energy Storage Tenders Sends a Wrong Signal to the World

Interview: Cancelling Energy Storage Tenders Sends Wrong Signal to the World

India’s energy storage industry is not yet at the same level as more advanced global players, but the pricing, efficiency, scale, and technology of the country’s domestic manufacturers is undergoing ...
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Government Unlikely to Announce Pan-India Policy Framework for EV Industry

Government Unlikely to Announce Pan-India Policy Framework for EV Industry

The Electric Vehicle (EV) industry is still in its nascent stage in the country and needs a push from the government to gain some momentum and move forward in the ...
ASSOCHAM Report: Expanding EV Sector in India Needs Rapid Infrastructure Addition

ASSOCHAM Report: Expanding EV Sector in India Needs Rapid Infrastructure Addition

Electric Vehicle sales in the country are expected to grow in the double digits until the year 2020, according to a joint report by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and ...
Mahindra & Mahindra Bags Contract to Supply 1,000 Electric Vehicles to Baghirathi

Mahindra & Mahindra Bags Contract to Supply 1,000 Electric Vehicles to Baghirathi

Mahindra & Mahindra has strengthened its position in India’s electric vehicle (EV) market by winning a contract to supply 1,000 EVs to the Bengaluru-based transport firm Baghirathi Travel Solutions Pvt ...
Karnataka to Procure 640 Electric Vehicles Under FAME-India Program

Karnataka to Procure 640 Electric Vehicles Under FAME-India Program

The Karnataka government is all set to procure 640 Electric Vehicles (EVs) under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) program. The vehicles to be procured ...
Tata Motors EESL Tigor EVs

Tata Motors Rolls Out its First Batch of EVs for EESL

Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors announced that it has rolled out its first batch of electric vehicles (EVs) for the public sector joint venture Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The Tigor ...
100 Percent EVs by 2030 Can Create $300 Billion Market for EV Batteries in India

100 Percent EVs by 2030 Can Create $300 Billion Market for EV Batteries in India

India could account for more than one-third of the global market for electric vehicle (EV) batteries by 2030 if it becomes a 100% EV nation, found a study conducted by ...
NITI Aayog Releases Proposal to Develop Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Delhi

NITI Aayog Releases Proposal to Develop Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Delhi

NITI Aayog has released a proposal to develop electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Delhi drafted by AC2SG, a Finland-based Smart Grid Software solutions provider, in collaboration with NITI Aayog ...
Indian Government Smart City Grants to Purchase EVs

Indian Government to Provide ₹1.05 Billion in Smart City Grants to Purchase EVs

The Government of India announced that it will provide up to ₹1.05 billion (~$16.2 million) in grant funding to Smart Cities for the purchase of electric vehicles to be used ...
Month in a Minute: Major News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in May 2019

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines From the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in October 2017

Here is a list of important headlines, developments and data points from India’s renewable energy sector during October 2017. ACME Solar Holdings announced that it is looking to raise $337 ...
NTPC EV Charging

NTPC Seeks Pan India License to Set Up EV Charging Stations

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is seeking a pan India license to construct and set up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across India. As of now, under The Electricity ...