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Punjab govt in talks with Japan for launch of electric buses

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

The Punjab government on Monday said it is in talks with Japan to launch electric buses based on the Japanese model of state-of-the-art quick charge lithium ion batteries. The project will begin with a pilot of five buses in Chandigarh and Patiala. The government will take...

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Bajaj's iconic Chetak makes a comeback in electric avatar

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 17, 2019

New Delhi, Oct 16 () Iconic scooter brand of yesteryears, Chetak is making a comeback in an electric avatar with Bajaj Auto on Wednesday announcing that it will sell electric scooters under the label as a premium offering. The company, which had vehemently opposed a proposal...

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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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States rule out GST rate cut on automobiles amid grim revenue situation

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 13, 2019

Key states have expressed reservations on a cut in the goods and services tax (GST) rate for the auto sector because of the grim revenue situation, after the fitment panel refrained from recommending any such reduction. Facing a deepening slowdown, the auto sector is pinning...

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Measures To Boost Automotive Sector Announced By Finance Minister In India

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 26, 2019

The Indian automobile sector has been going through a prolonged low due the considerable drop in sales, which has led to manufacturers keeping their plants shut for days, alter their sales...

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Auto industry to conduct study on EV migration, to discuss with government

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 12, 2019

The auto industry will conduct a study through an external agency for a road map towards electric mobility amid push from Niti Aayog for transition to full electric vehicles (EVs) for three-...

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Ather Energy raises $51 mn from Hero MotoCorp, Innoven Capital and Sachin Bansal

By : Sustainability ..., May 29, 2019

Ather Energy, an electric scooter manufacturing startup, on Monday raised funds to the tune of $51 million, which would be used for setting up a new manufacturing capacity, research and...

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In First Budget, Centre Likely to Announce Vehicle-scrapping Policy, Focus on Doubling Farmers' Income

By : Sustainability ..., May 28, 2019

The focus of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s first 100 days will be agriculture and automobile industry, according to CNBC-TV18. Promoting electric vehicles tops the Centre's agenda...

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Component firms buckle up for tech shift

By : Sustainability ..., May 15, 2019

The auto component industry is bracing for the tectonic shift in the automobile sector from the expected exit of diesel cars and arrival of electric vehicles. Though most manufacturers have...

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No proposal from Centre to invest in e-bus manufacturing

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 14, 2018

The government has no proposal to invest in manufacturing of electric buses as automobile is a deregulated sector wherein both private and public sectors are free to invest, Parliament was...

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