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Reserves of lithium, critical for EV batteries, found near Bengaluru: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 18, 2020

Researchers at the Atomic Minerals Directorate, a unit of India’s Atomic Energy Commission, have estimated lithium reserves of 14,100 tonnes in a patch of land surveyed in Mandya, 100 km from Bengaluru, according to a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue of journal...

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Karnataka bags Rs 72,000 cr investment proposals; EV, solar power in focus

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 17, 2020

Rs 72,000 crore investment proposals were received at the Invest Karnataka meet, here on Friday, for the states northern region, said an official on Saturday. "About 50 foreign and domestic firms have proposed to invest Rs 72,000 crore in the northwest and northern regions of...

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Electric three-wheeler cargo is a big potential market in India

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2020

Auto component maker Omega Seiki believes it is easier to target the B2B fleet segment in cargo three-wheelers with e-commerce and last-mile delivery because entry barriers are comparatively lesser. At the Auto Expo 2020, the company made a foray in the vehicle manufacturing...

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IIT Madras & German researchers develop a new cathode materials for longer-lasting lithium ion batteries

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 24, 2020

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, researchers have developed a new class of high entropy materials for use as cathodes in long-lasting and better performing lithium ion batteries. While lithium ion batteries are...

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Amazon India's Electric Delivery Rickshaws to be Manufactured by NOIDA-based Kalinga and Pace

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 22, 2020

Noida-based Pace Electric Vehicles and Kalinga Ventures are among the lesser-known EV makers who will power Amazon’s delivery system as part of the e-commerce major’s effort to be carbon neutral by 2040, sources said. Amazon’s decision to buy vehicles from small manufacturers...

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Future is green: 2020 may see re-birth of electric vehicles, say experts

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

The year 2019 was a mix of ups and downs for the electric vehicle (EV) sales in the country. The coming year is expected to be better, with the entry of more electric cars and Chinese entities’ entry, bringing down the average cost. The second phase of the Rs 10,000-crore...

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Tata Motors unveils electric Nexon SUV, launch in Jan 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 20, 2019

Tata Motors Limited (TML) unveiled electric variant of its popular Nexon compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) in Mumbai earlier today. The bookings for Nexon EV, which targets the personal segment, will open from December 20 and the commercial launch is scheduled for January...

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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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Ather Energy to set up EV, lithium-ion battery plant in Tamil Nadu

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2019

Ather Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tamil Nadu government to set up an electric vehicle and lithium ion battery manufacturing facility in Hosur, which is close to Bengaluru. The new facility will come up in an area of 400,000 sq ft. Ather Energy has...

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Government in the process of finalizing new energy policy: NITI Aayog Additional Secretary

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

Government thinktank NITI Aayog‘s additional secretary (Energy) R.P. Gupta has informed that the Indian government is in the process of finalizing an energy policy for the country. “The new policy will address the issues of accessibility and affordability, energy security,...

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