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Govt to invite bids for reallocation of subsidy for 2,000 e-buses in February

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 22, 2020

The Centre will invite proposals from state transport departments for reallocation of central subsidy for 2,000 electric buses under its Fame II scheme to promote electric mobility, but will not allow participation of cities that defaulted in the first round, people aware of...

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BMTC board gives nod to procure new buses

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2020

In a relief for passengers, a Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) board meeting on Tuesday approved the procurement of new buses.

BMTC board has approved the procurement of 1,500 BS-VI diesel buses after the approval from the state government. BS-VI...

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Shared mobility will be the base of EV plan, says M&M's Pawan Goenka

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2020

Automobile entity Mahindra & Mahindra says shared mobility will be the base of its electric mobility plan. "This is in tune with government policy. The company is working with state governments and fleet operators to make electric mobility viable. Mahindra now has 22,000-...

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Bengaluru: 2020 may be a better year for urban mobility

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 31, 2019

Bengaluru, which is perennially dogged by chock-a-block roads, can look forward to 2020 with some hope and expectation, going by the promises made by various government agencies to unveil projects to benefit urban mobility. With more than 80 lakh vehicles and average speed...

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Kerala: KSRTC issues fresh tenders for 250 non-AC electric buses

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 31, 2019

In another attempt towards e-mobility, KSRTC has invited tenders to hire electricity-powered buses for its fleet. As many 250 non-AC buses will be hired by KSRTC for intercity operations for 10 years. Different from previous bids, KSRTC has invited three different tenders for...

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Government plans major push for electric vehicles in Punjab

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

To give greener, non-polluting vehicles a push, the Punjab government has decided exempt battery-operated vehicles — both private and commercial — from paying registration and permit fee, besides offering other financial benefits. As per the draft of the ‘Punjab Electric...

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Hyderabad firm may emerge as lowest bidder for e-bus project

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 20, 2019

Hyderabad-based Olectra Greentech Ltd (formerly Goldstone Infratech Ltd) and its Chinese technical partner BYD are likely to emerge as the lowest bidder in the electric bus project of state corporations in Karnataka, multiple sources in state transport undertakings (STUs)...

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State RTC asked to drop move to induct eco friendly buses

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

The Judicial Preview Commission of the Andhra Pradesh government has asked the State Road Transport Corporation to drop the move to induct eco-friendly electric buses into its fleet and suggested purchase of new diesel buses to replace the aged vehicles. It also said there...

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Surat Municipal Corporation standing committee approves tender for 150 electric bus

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

With Surat Municipal Corporation’s (SMC) standing committee approval of the tender by a Secunderabad-based company for operating 150 electric buses in the diamond city, soon city will replace its diesel-run buses on its dedicated BRTS route. Official sources said that about...

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Lithium Urban eyes EVs from BYD, MG Motor

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

Lithium Urban Technologies Pvt. Ltd is set to acquire electric buses and sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) to expand its fleet and enter new segments, said the co-founder and chief executive of the electric vehicle fleet operator. The company plans to add 20 electric buses from...

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