Center Readies Incentives for 7,000 E-Buses, 55,000 E-Cars, 1 Million Two-Wheelers

Center Readies Incentives for 7,000 E-Buses, 55,000 E-Cars, 1 Million Two-Wheelers

Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Lok Sabha that the government had provided a demand incentive of ₹950 million (~$12.9 million) towards 27,201 electric vehicles (EVs) ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
COVID or Not, Indian EV Startups Continue to Push Forward

COVID or Not, Indian EV Startups Continue to Push Forward

Historically, mobility and fossil fuels have been inextricably linked, and electric vehicles (EVs) have been on the fringes relevant only in a few niche markets. But with climate change taking ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Gujarat’s New Industrial Policy Incentivizes MSMEs Going Solar

Gujarat’s New Industrial Policy Incentivizes MSMEs Going Solar

The state government of Gujarat has come up with a new industrial policy after the earlier framework came to an end on December 31, 2019. The average annual outlay for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
With New Investment of ₹840 Million, Hero’s Share in Ather Energy Rises to 34.58%

With New Investment of ₹840 Million, Hero’s Share in Ather Energy Rises to 34.58%

Hero MotoCorp, a leading manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, has announced that it has invested ₹840 million (~$11.25 million) in Ather Energy. According to a BSE filing, with this latest ...
EESL to Set Up 162 EV Charging Stations in Noida

EESL to Set Up 162 EV Charging Stations in Noida

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed an agreement with the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (Noida) to set up 162 public charging stations and related infrastructure. According to ...
Mumbai-Based EV Startup Raises Funding to Launch Three New Models This Year

Mumbai-Based EV Startup Raises Funding to Launch Three New Models This Year

Mumbai-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Earth Energy EV announced that it received an undisclosed amount of seed funding. The company plans to use the funds to facilitate the launch of ...
Chhattisgarh_ No Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Consumers Availing Open Access Solar

Chhattisgarh: No Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Consumers Availing Open Access Solar

The Chhattisgarh Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has defined the tariff for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and intra-state open access for the financial year (FY) 2020-21. The regulations will be ...
Maruti Suzuki Commissions a 5 MW Solar Carport at its Gurugram Facility

Maruti Suzuki Commissions a 5 MW Solar Carport at its Gurugram Facility

Maruti Suzuki India Limited has announced that it has commissioned a 5 MW carport style solar power project in Gurugram. The car manufacturer said it had invested more than ₹200 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
ABB Acquires Majority Stake in Chinese E-Mobility Company Chargedot

ABB Acquires Majority Stake in Chinese E-Mobility Company Chargedot

Switzerland-based ABB has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in the Chargedot Shanghai New Energy Technology Company Limited. The news was made public by the company in a press ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
EESL Tenders Power Conversion Systems and Fast Combo EV Chargers

EESL Tenders Power Conversion Systems and Fast Combo EV Chargers

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids for power conversion systems and fast combo electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The scope of work includes the planning, supply, installation, and ...
Tata Power to Provide EV Charging Infrastructure for Jaguar Land Rover in India

Tata Power to Provide EV Charging Infrastructure for Jaguar Land Rover in India

Jaguar Land Rover has entered into a partnership with Tata Power, which is India’s largest integrated power company, to provide end-to-end EV charging solutions. Tata Power will provide charging solutions ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Researchers Claim They Can Potentially Double the Driving Range of Electric Vehicles

Researchers Claim They Can Potentially Double the Driving Range of Electric Vehicles

A team of researchers led by Hun-Gi Jung at the Center for Energy Storage Research at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has claimed to have come up ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Toyota and Panasonic Join Hands to Develop Automotive Prismatic Batteries for EVs

Toyota and Panasonic Join Hands to Develop Automotive Prismatic Batteries for EVs

Toyota Motor and Panasonic Corporation have joined hands to establish a joint venture specializing in automotive prismatic batteries for electric vehicles (EVs). The joint venture will be called Prime Planet ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
There is Not a Lot for the EV Sector in the Budget

There is Not a Lot for the EV Sector in Budget 2020

Budget 2020 has failed to meet the expectations of the electric vehicle (EV) segment of the country. The segment’s stakeholders were expecting more measures from the government to promote electric ...
/ / 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 ...
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
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 ...
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
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 ...