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e-autos prove beneficial for GHMC

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2019

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation’s initiative of introducing e-autos for garbage collection under a pilot project is proving beneficial as these vehicles are facilitating early clearance of the waste from the commercial areas of the city, apart from ensuring lower...

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FinMin clears subsidy plan for EV, mobile batteries

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2019

The finance ministry has approved a Niti Aayog plan to subsidise manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles and mobile phones. The proposal entailing annual subsidy of Rs 700 crore will now go to the cabinet for its nod, a senior government official told ET. The...

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India embarks on cleaner rides with all-electric taxis

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2019

Among the thousands of cabs that weave their way through the congested morning traffic in the capital New Delhi and surrounding business hubs, a white and blue cab with the words "electric vehicle" catches the eye. In a city where app-based cabs are booming due to poor public...

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UP to buy 600 electric buses, targets 10,000 for public transport by 2024

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

In order to accelerate its electric vehicles (EV) roadmap, the Yogi Adityanath government will soon float tenders for the supply of 600 electric buses for public transport across major cities in Uttar Pradesh. The buses are proposed to be deployed in Lucknow, Kanpur,...

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Cost of electric vehicles to be on par with combustion engine cars in 3-4 years: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 29, 2019

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday said the cost of electric vehicles will almost become at par with combustion engine cars in the next 3-4 years, largely owing to decline in battery price and India should be ready for this transition. Observing that India has 28 cars...

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More green autos to get city permit

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 27, 2019

Uncertainty regarding the issuance of city permit to green autorickshaws is likely to be addressed soon. Regional transport authority (RTA) will take a final decision on the issues related to...

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13 UP districts to get 650 electric buses

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 23, 2019

In an attempt to improve public transport and curb air pollution caused by vehicle emission, the UP government has decided to introduce battery-driven electric buses in the urban areas of as...

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Tamil Nadu’s EV Policy Draft Has A Host Of Incentives For Manufacturers And Buyers

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 21, 2019

Tamil Nadu plans to offer a raft of incentives and special sops for 3-5 years to attract electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers and allied industries to complement the central government push to...

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M&M To Enter Indian Electric Two Wheeler Market Soon

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 20, 2019

Despite being one of the earliest to launch electric vehicles in India, the Mumbai-based SUV-specialist Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has kept away from entering the electric two-wheeler...

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Hyderabad: Electric vehicle policy to lure buyers, manufacturers

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 13, 2019

The state government’s draft electric vehicle policy has many sops for consumers and manufacturer. For EV buyers, it proposes not collecting lifetime road tax as well as exemption from all fees...

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