EESL Subsidiary to Empanel OEMs to Supply E-Rickshaws Across India

EESL Subsidiary to Empanel OEMs to Supply E-Rickshaws Across India

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to supply electric ...
EESL Subsidiary to Empanel Electric Two-Wheeler OEMs in Kerala

EESL Subsidiary to Empanel Electric Two-Wheeler OEMs in Kerala

Convergence Energy Services (CESL), a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to supply electric two-wheelers ...
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FAME-II Program Revised with Increased Incentives for Electric Two-Wheelers

The Department of Heavy Industries has announced partial amendments to the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase-II (FAME-II) program. Specific demand incentive for electric two-wheelers (E2W) ...
West Bengal Plans to Roll Out 1 Million Electric Vehicles in the Next Five Years

West Bengal Plans to Roll Out 1 Million Electric Vehicles in the Next Five Years

The Power Department of West Bengal has announced the Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2021, aiming to position the state as a sustainable transportation infrastructure hub. Through the move, the state ...
Court Tells Government to Consider Including Hydrogen Fuel Cells Under FAME-II Program

Court Tells Government to Consider Including Hydrogen Fuel Cells Under FAME-II Program

The Delhi High Court has directed the Government of India to consider including hydrogen fuel cell-based electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen refueling stations under the ambit of the Faster Adoption ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
FAME II Certificates for Electric Vehicle Models Will be Valid for a Year

FAME II Certificates for Electric Vehicle Models Will be Valid for a Year

The Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprise (MHIPE) has announced that the validity of ‘Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME)-II’ certificates for all vehicle models ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Electric Two-Wheeler Sales Decline By 5.46% in 2020

Electric Two-Wheeler Sales Decline By 5.46% in 2020

The sale of electric two-wheelers (E-2W) in India stood at 25,735 in 2020, a 5.46% decline compared to 27,224 in 2019, the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) has ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Top Five Developments That Shaped the EV Sector in 2020

Top Five Developments That Shaped the EV Sector in 2020

The Indian automobile industry is one of the largest in the world, and it is currently undergoing a transformation with sales of electric vehicles rising year after year. However, like all other ...
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Kerala Government to Hire 50 Electric Buses Under FAME Program for Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Government to Hire 50 Electric Buses Under FAME Program for Thiruvananthapuram

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has invited bids for hiring 50 electric buses on wet lease for the Thiruvananthapuram zone. The tender has been floated under the Faster ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Government Notifies Eligibility Criteria for EV Components Under FAME Program

Government Notifies Eligibility Criteria for EV Components Under FAME Program

The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (MHIPE)  has issued a notification to all the testing agencies under the second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric ...
Tender Issued for 250 Electric Buses in Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, and Ernakulam

Tender Issued for 250 Electric Buses in Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, and Ernakulam

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has floated a tender to procure 250 non-AC electric buses under wet-lease on the OPEX model for the zones of Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, and ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
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 ...
Andhra Pradesh to Deploy 350 Electric Buses In Five Cities

Government Seeks Proposals from States for 5,000 Electric Buses

The Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) under the Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises has invited expressions of interest from state transport departments for the deployment of 5,000 electric ...
Electric Scooter Manufacturer Ather Energy Raises $51 Million in Funding

Electric Scooter Manufacturer Ather Energy Raises $51 Million in Funding

Ather Energy, India’s intelligent electric scooter manufacturer, raised $51 million in its latest round of funding, led by Flipkart’s co-founder Sachin Bansal’s investment of $32 million. Ather Energy was one ...
Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

10 Drivers of EV Market in India

The Indian government launched the National E-Mobility Program in March 2018 to achieve 100 percent e-mobility by . Since then, the country has taken several policy initiatives to propel the growth ...
Karnataka’s Shivamogga Smart City Announces Tender for 100 E-Rickshaws

Karnataka’s Shivamogga Smart City Announces Tender for 100 E-Rickshaws

In India, the widely used electric three-wheelers are expected to play a crucial role in last-mile connectivity and reduction in carbon emissions through intelligent mobility. With this in mind, Karnataka’s ...
Government Proposes Customs Duty Hike on EV Parts to Incentivize Domestic Manufacturing

Government Proposes Customs Duty Hike on EV Parts to Incentivize Domestic Manufacturing

The Indian government recently notified the implementation of ‘Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)’ with a total budget outlay of ₹100 ...
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 ...
EV, Charging, Infrastructure, EESL, E buses, R.K. Singh, MNRE, DISCOM, energy efficiency

NATIS Issues Tender for EV Testing Infrastructure at Manesar, Chennai, and Indore

NATRIP Implementation Society (NATIS) has issued a tender for setting up testing infrastructure for electric vehicles at three locations. NATIS is an autonomous body constituted by the Ministry of Heavy ...
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 ...
Indian EV Start-Up Strom Motors Receives Angel Funding

Indian EV Start-Up Strom Motors Receives Angel Funding

Mumbai-based mobility startup Strom Motors (E14 Technologies Pvt Ltd) has secured angel funding from Indian Angel network (IAN), the horizontal seed stage funding platform. Strom Motors will utilize part of ...
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 ...
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 ...