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Chennai to see the rise of e-rickshaws

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2019

MAuto, a private autorickshaw service provider, has introduced about 100 e-rickshaws on Chennai roads for commuter services. The company will retrofit conventional petrol autorickshaws with electric motors to run on batteries. The converted e-rickshaws for public commuting...

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Urban India will soon have at least one EV charging station every 3 km

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2019

The government is going full throttle in its efforts to realise the ambition of making India an electric vehicle hub by 2030. In the first phase of Electric Vehicles (EV) rollout plan, the power ministry is targetting 4 billion-plus population cities under the EV policy...

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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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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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T.N. releases e-vehicle policy; rolls out a slew of concessions

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 17, 2019

In an attempt to give a boost to the manufacture and use of electric vehicles in the State, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Monday released the Tamil Nadu Electric Vehicle Policy, 2019, which provided for various concessions to manufacturers and users of e-vehicles...

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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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Policy on electric vehicles likely to be released in three weeks

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

The State government will release a policy for electric vehicles within three weeks, said J. Radhakrishnan, Principal Secretary, Transport Department, here on Saturday. Speaking at the launch of Society for Smart E-Mobility (SSEM), he assured its members that the policy will...

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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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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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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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