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India’s electric vehicle ambitions could stumble on lack of Lithium

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2020

India’s ambition of becoming a global hub for making electric vehicles faces one major hurdle: its lack of access to lithium. Home to some of the most polluted cities on the planet, the South Asian nation is pivoting toward new-energy vehicles to clean up its toxic air. But...

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Mitsui & Co. to make electric vehicle motors in India

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2020

Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co. will produce electric vehicle motors in India in partnership with Taiwanese motor manufacturer Teco Electric and Machinery, likely becoming the first Japanese company to make EV motors in the country. Teco is the world's fourth-largest...

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Amazon India to add 10,000 electric vehicles to its delivery fleet by 2025

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

Amazon India on Monday said its fleet of delivery vehicles in the country will include 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025. The move follows successful pilots across different cities last year, learnings from which have helped Amazon India create scalable and long-term EV...

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EV sector looks at tie-ups with educational institutions

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 13, 2020

The Society for Smart E-Mobility plans to have tripartite agreements with the industry and educational institutions in different cities to promote indigenisation of parts required for e-vehicles. G.R. Mohan, secretary of the Society, said that an interactive meeting to...

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Prakriti E-Mobility partners with US-based Ridecell for tech solutions

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 7, 2020

App-based taxi service provider Prakriti E-Mobility on Monday said it has tied up with US-based Ridecell Inc as its technology partner in India for its all-electric cab service, Evera. The company also announced the launch of its app-based EV cab services across the national...

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World's Cheapest Electric Car is Coming to India at Auto Expo 2020, GWM to Showcase ORA R1

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 3, 2020

As the global automotive industry makes an imminent shift away from traditional fossil-fuel-powered vehicles towards a cleaner and sustainable options, global automakers and their markets are expected to adapt quickly. Keep the range anxiety aside, and another giant hurdle...

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China's Great Wall revs up for India as rivals hit the brakes

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 20, 2019

Chinese automakers Great Wall Motor and Changan Automobile are accelerating plans to build cars in India after the initial success of rival SAIC Motor in one of the world’s biggest markets, three sources said. Great Wall, one of the biggest sellers of sports-utility vehicles...

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India's car dealers risk going out of business on BS-VI emission norms

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

India’s automobile dealers face an existential crisis next year, an industry body said. Dealers in the South Asian nation may go out of business if they’re not allowed to sell older vehicles after April 1, the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association said in a statement...

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Fuelling clean drive: Electric vehicles get green plates in Delhi

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

Electric vehicles in Delhi have started sporting green-coloured registration plates, made mandatory by the transport department to distinguish them from fuel-run vehicles. “The Centre had recently issued an order to make it compulsory for all electric vehicles to have green...

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Long-term planning is needed to make power grids ready for EV load: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 11, 2019

When electric vehicles (EVs) become a favoured transportation option for Indians, policy makers need to think about the ecosystem it will require, and it is much more than just planning for charging stations. One factor least talked about, or planned for, in the penetration...

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