Gujarat Seeks EV Manufacturers To Market and Distribute Battery-Operated School Vans

Gujarat Seeks EV Manufacturers To Market and Distribute Battery-Operated School Vans

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited expressions of interest (EoI) for the authorization of manufacturers for marketing and distribution of 100 battery-operated school vans in Gujarat. The project ...
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
Who Will Drive India’s Two and Three-Wheeled EV Segment_

Who Will Drive India’s Two and Three-Wheeled EV Segment?

India’s electric mobility revolution is just beginning. The electric vehicle (EV) market in India is buoyant amid increasing policy support from the government. The adoption of EVs in the country ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Indian Oil and NTPC Launch Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Noida

Indian Oil and NTPC Launch Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Noida

The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has come together with the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to establish electric vehicle charging stations in Greater Noida. This electric vehicle (EV) charging station ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Policy Developments in India’s Solar and Other Renewables in August 2019

Policy Developments in India’s Solar and Other Renewables in August 2019

The month of August witnessed policy announcements related to net metering, distributed solar, rooftop solar, and even inverter related regulations. The ministry showed leniency in the solar parks program in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Aims to Invest ₹400 Billion in the Next 5 Years for Electric Mobility

Uttar Pradesh Aims to Invest ₹400 Billion in the Next 5 Years for Electric Mobility

Uttar Pradesh has launched its Electric Vehicle Manufacturing and Mobility Policy 2019 to promote the adoption of electric vehicles and supporting infrastructure in the state. The state is allocating incentives ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Odisha Announces Tender for 100 Electric Rickshaws and Carts

Odisha Announces Tender for 100 Electric Rickshaws and Carts

The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has floated a tender for the supply of 100 electric rickshaws (e-rickshaws) and electric carts (e-carts). The bid submission deadline for online bids ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
New Type of Electrolyte Can Boost Efficiency of Supercapacitors Used for Energy Storage

New Type of Electrolyte Can Boost Efficiency of Supercapacitors Used for Energy Storage

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other institutions have come out with a new class of liquids that will enhance the efficiency and stability of supercapacitors. They ...
Tata Motors and Tata Power Come Together to Install 300 EV Charging Stations

Tata Motors and Tata Power Come Together to Install 300 EV Charging Stations

Tata Motors Limited (TML), a global automobile manufacturer, and Tata Power have joined forces to set up around 300 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by the end of FY 2020 ...
Delhi Slashes Tariffs for EV Charging to Promote Electric Mobility

Delhi Slashes Tariffs for EV Charging to Promote Electric Mobility

In a step to curb pollution in the city, the Delhi Electricity Regularity Commission (DERC) has cut down the rates of charging stations for e-rickshaws and other electric vehicles. Residential ...
5,646 Electric Buses Approved Across 65 Cities

5,646 Electric Buses Approved Across 65 Cities

The CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant, recently said that the inter-ministerial panel had approved 5,645 electric buses for operations in 65 cities in the country. Electric buses have also ...
In a Boost to Electric Mobility, India Slashes GST on Electric Vehicles from 12% to 5%

In a Boost to Electric Mobility, India Slashes GST on Electric Vehicles from 12% to 5%

In a positive development towards increasing electric mobility in the country, the government has cut the applicable rate of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on electric vehicles (EVs). The 36th ...
Mitsui Invests $14 million in Electric Mobility Company SmartE

Mitsui Invests $14 Million in Electric Mobility Company SmartE

Mitsui has announced an investment of nearly $14 million (₹963 million) in SmartE, a three-wheeler electric mobility service. SmartE is owned and operated by Treasure Vase Ventures Private Limited. This ...
Vakrangee to Establish Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across India

Vakrangee to Establish Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across India

Vakrangee Limited, a technology-oriented company, has announced that it will establish charging infrastructure units for electric vehicles (EV) across India. The facilities will be set up at the company’s Nextgen ...
Former President of Tata Motors Backs E-Scooter Startup BattRE

Former President of Tata Motors Backs E-Scooter Startup BattRE

BattRE, a technology-driven startup manufacturing electric scooters, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Tata Motors’ former President Gajendra Chandel. The funds will be utilized for the launch of ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
IIT Hyderabad-Incubated Electric Vehicle Startup PURE EV Raises Funding

IIT Hyderabad-Incubated Electric Vehicle Startup PURE EV Raises Funding

PURE EV, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad-incubated startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding. The new round of funding is expected to enhance the company’s operations and ...
Budget 2019 Provides Impetus to India’s Transition to E-Mobility and EV Manufacturing

Budget 2019 Provides Impetus to India’s Transition to E-Mobility and EV Manufacturing

In the latest Union Budget for FY 2019-2020, the Modi government 2.0 has provided strong support to the nascent electric vehicle industry with the announcement of tax incentives to speed ...
FICCI Endorses Battery Swapping Facilities to Boost EV Adoption Under FAME Program

FICCI Endorses Battery Swapping Facilities to Boost EV Adoption Under FAME Program

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has suggested the inclusion of the battery swapping model of charging under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles ...
Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

The month of June saw important policy announcements by the central as well as the state agencies. The policy highlights covered various issues like for module registration, tariffs, net metering, ...
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 ...