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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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“Wholesome communication campaigns that provide consumers with all the working knowledge they need to own and operate their EV will be a key pivot in India’s EV journey”

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 25, 2019

In conversation with Sustainability Outlook, Carson Dalton, Senior Director of Ola Mobility Institute talks about India’s readiness for transition to EVs and challenges and opportunities...

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Lower toll for EVs on the cards to push green mobility

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 10, 2019

India is weighing the option of concessional toll rates for electric vehicles as it looks to incentivise adoption of clean mobility solutions, a move that may be reflected in the revamped toll policy that the government’s transport wing is working on, officials aware of the...

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700 Electric Buses To Ply On Uttar Pradesh Roads Under FAME II

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 9, 2019

As part of the second phase of the Centre’s FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in India) scheme, under which 5,595 air-conditioned electric buses are to be bought across the country. The Uttar Pradesh has put out bids to buy 700 electric...

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Hero Electric and CSC e-Governance's partnership will help promote electric mobility in rural India

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 4, 2019

You know how we talk about electric vehicles and electric mobility in India? What most of us don't realise that this conversation seems to be laregly restricted to metro cities and urban areas in the geographical context. However, the pursuit of mass adoption of electric...

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States can propose zero-emission mandate to promote electric vehicles: WEF

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 4, 2019

A reported compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Ola Mobility Institute stated that State governments could implement a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate requiring original equipment manufacturers to register and sell a minimum share of electric vehicles (EVs) to...

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Tamil Nadu unveils a bold Electric Vehicles policy; to run 500 EV buses by 2019-20 end

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 30, 2019

Rolling out a slew of measures to push the idea of Electric Vehicles (EV) in the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has released the EV policy intending to attract Rs 50,000 crore worth of investments and create 1.5 lakh new jobs. While building a...

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Lithium-Ion battery recycling presents a $1,000 million opportunity in India

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 30, 2019

The lithium-ion battery market is expected to grow exponentially in the next five years in India and its recycling offers a $1000 million opportunity by 2030, JMK Research has estimated. However, recycling would gather momentum only when the Indian government brings in a well...

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All buses in India to be electric in next two years, says Nitin Gadkari

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 25, 2019

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari Monday said that all buses in the country would be converted into electric within a span two years. "In the coming two years, all buses will be converted to electric," Gadkari said at the national conclave on energy...

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ICE, EVs not foes; they’ll coexist: Tata Motors CEO

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 20, 2019

There is no confusion, and no reason for confusion regarding internal combustion engines and electric vehicles, as ICE and EV will coexist at least for another decade or even beyond, said Guenter Butchsek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors Ltd. Tata Motors is working on multiple...

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