EESL Joins Hands with SDMC to Install 75 EV Charging Stations Across Delhi

EESL Joins Hands with SDMC to Install 75 EV Charging Stations Across Delhi

Facilitating the adoption of e-mobility in the national capital, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Over 285,000 Electric Vehicle Buyers Have Received Subsidies Under FAME Program

Over 285,000 Electric Vehicle Buyers Have Received Subsidies Under FAME Program

The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (MHIPE) has announced that about 285,000 buyers of electric and hybrid vehicles have benefitted from the subsidies provided under the Faster Adoption ...
Lithium Urban Technologies Partners with Wipro for Employee Transportation EV Fleet

Lithium Urban Technologies Partners with Wipro for Employee Transportation EV Fleet

Lithium Urban Technologies Private Limited has partnered with Indian software giant Wipro to expand its fleet of electric vehicles (EV) for transporting its employees across its offices in India. The ...
Policy Highlights for Solar and Other Renewable Sources from October 2019

Policy Highlights for Solar and Other Renewable Sources from October 2019

The month of October witnessed several important renewable energy policy announcements, especially in the solar sector. One of the most important announcements of the month was a clarification issued by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bengaluru-based Fuel Cell Startup Log 9 Materials Gets $3.5 Million in Series A Funding

Bengaluru-based Fuel Cell Startup Log 9 Materials Gets $3.5 Million in Series A Funding

Bengaluru-based fuel cell startup Log 9 Materials has announced that it has secured $3.5 million in the latest Series A round of funding led by Exfinity Venture Partners and Sequoia ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Hindustan Aeronautics Seeks a Partner to Foray into EV Charging Business

Hindustan Aeronautics Seeks a Partner to Foray into EV Charging Business

The electronics manufacturing division of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has issued a Request for Information (RfI) to identify a potential Indian entity for business cooperation in the electric vehicle ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
ABB Set to Acquire Majority Stake in Chinese E-Mobility Company

ABB Set to Acquire Majority Stake in Chinese E-Mobility Company

Switzerland-headquartered ABB is set to acquire a 67% share stake in Shanghai Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese e-mobility solution provider. According to the company statement, the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Tata Motors to Launch Its Electric Car Nexon EV Next Year Powered by Ziptron Technology

Tata Motors to Launch Its Electric Car Nexon EV Next Year Powered by Ziptron Technology

Tata Motors Limited announced last week that it would launch a new product in its personal electric vehicle segment in Q4 of FY 19-20. The vehicle, called the Nexon EV, ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Delhi Metro Issues Tenders to Procure 100 Electric Buses

Delhi Metro Issues Tenders to Procure 100 Electric Buses

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has issued two tenders to procure 100 air-conditioned (AC) electric buses for its north and east clusters. The buses are expected to be deployed ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
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 ...