Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

The Ministry of Power has issued a proposal incorporating new modifications to the revised proposal for amendments to the Electricity Act 2003. In September 2018, the Ministry of Power had ...
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Exicom to Provide Li-Ion Batteries for Kinetic Green’s E-Rickshaws

Gujarat Invites EoI for Marketing and Distribution of E-Rickshaws

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for the authorization of manufacturers for marketing and distribution of battery operated three wheelers (E-Rickshaws) under the state’s ...
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 ...
Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

Kerala Plans to Bring One Million EVs on the Road by 2022, Announces EV Policy

After Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Telangana, Kerala has now hopped on to the e-mobility bandwagon. The state, with over ten million vehicles on the road, has embraced ...
Government Extends Duration of FAME I Program for EVs, Again

Government Extends Duration of FAME I Program for EVs Again

The government has decided to yet again extend the duration of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME) program aimed at facilitating the widespread adoption of ...
Porsche to Launch its Electric Cars in India by 2020

Porsche to Launch its Electric Cars in India by 2020

Porsche is aiming to bring its electric car (Taycan) in India sooner than expected. In an official statement shared with Mercom, Porsche said that it aims to bring Taycan to ...
Tata Power and HPCL Sign MoU for Setting Up EV Charging Stations Across India

Tata Power and HPCL Sign MoU for Setting Up EV Charging Stations Across India

Tata Power and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), an Indian state-owned oil and natural gas company , have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up commercial-scale charging stations ...
Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

Jharkhand has adopted an e-mobility program in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) has signed an agreement with EESL for the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
NITI Aayog and CII Partner for India’s Sustainable Development

NITI Aayog and CII Partner for India’s Sustainable Development

NITI Aayog and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) have entered a partnership for the sustainable development of India. The launch of the NITI Aayog and CII partnership on sustainable ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Karnataka Budget 2018-19: What’s in it for the Renewable Sector

Karnataka Budget 2018-19: What’s in it for Renewables, Solar

The Chief Minister of Karnataka, H.D. Kumaraswamy, presented the state budget for financial year (FY) 2018-19. The budget seems to have paid little heed to the expansion of renewable energy ...
EV Adoption Could Generate $11 Billion for DISCOMs_ ASSOCHAM-EY

EV Adoption Could Generate $11 Billion for DISCOMs: ASSOCHAM-EY

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) in India are likely to witness to a windfall once mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) begins across the country, predicted a new study titled, Electrifying India: ...
Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra to Roll out EVs in Maharashtra

Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra to Roll out EVs in Maharashtra

Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra have signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Maharashtra government to roll out 1,000 Electric Vehicles (EV) in the state. These EVs will be ...
Clean Motion and Fortum Energy to Jointly Develop Battery Swap Systems for EVs

Clean Motion and Fortum Energy to Jointly Develop Battery Swap Systems for EVs

In a bid to propel the growth of electric vehicles (EVs) in the country, clean energy solutions provider Fortum Energy and Clean Motion have reached an agreement to develop battery ...
Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

Is India’s Electric Vehicle Push for Real This Time?

The shift from fossil-fuel powered vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) has become more important than ever for India. The country has to embrace EVs quickly, if it wants to cut ...
BESCOM Proposes a Tariff Separation for Open Access Consumers Above 1 MW in Karnataka

BESCOM Proposes a Tariff Separation for Open Access Consumers Above 1 MW in Karnataka

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has proposed a separate tariff for >1 MW open access consumers, as it causes the non-recovery of fixed costs. BESCOM has requested for an increase ...