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BYD to expand e-bus manufacturing in India, open bookings for electric MPVs

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

Chinese auto and electronics major BYD is planning to double its bus manufacturing capacity in India and will open bookings for its electric multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) product — T3 — soon, to tap the emerging electric vehicle (EV) market. Last week, BYD signed a Memorandum...

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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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Assam tenders for supply of 100 electric buses

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

Under Phase-II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India (FAME II) Scheme, Assam State Transport Corporation has invited proposals from eligible operators and bus manufacturers for supply, operation and maintenance of 100 electric buses in the cities...

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Yet to float tenders, NMC may lose out on 100 e-buses

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 27, 2019

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is likely to lose out on central government funded 100 electric buses. Reason: the NMC is yet to begin tender process for acquiring these eco-friendly buses.

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Chennai misses out on electric buses in first phase of roll-out

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

The city will have to wait for an electric bus fleet even as six other cities are set to get 525 electric buses in the first phase of the roll-out. The State Transport Department has floated tenders and is waiting to finalise and award the contract soon for purchasing the 525...

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100 electric buses to hit Jaipur roads by January

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 22, 2019

Here is good news for the commuters traveling within the city limits of Jaipur. The Jaipur City Transport Servies Limited (JCTSL) is all set to replace 100 of buses, including 70 buses which are in poor condition, with electric buses. As the financial bid for the buses is...

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Plan to introduce electric buses in Andhra Pradesh dropped

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2019

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has dropped the move to introduce 350 electric buses. On the directions of the state Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, the APSRTC cancelled its tender floated in September seeking to deploy the electric buses....

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Electric chargers to be developed to drive EV wave in India

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2019

Fuji Electric India is looking at develop electric chargers for electric vehicles (EV) to be in a sweet spot when EV penetration picks up, said Sriram Ramakrishan, Managing Director of the company at an event held to unveil its India 2.0 plan to expand business operations in...

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China's Foton aims to sell 200,000 new energy CVs by 2025

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 18, 2019

Daimler's Chinese truck venture partner Beiqi Foton Motor aims to sell 200,000 new energy commercial vehicles by 2025, its chairman, Zhang Xiyong, told a conference on Saturday. Foton, a BAIC Group unit, will develop battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell and gasoline-electric...

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Pune: PMPML e-bus fleet swells, charging points remain few

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 18, 2019

The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has added 26 more electric buses to its fleet, taking the total number of such buses to 96. However, a source in the transport body said there is an immediate need to arrange charging points at more depots to correspond...

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