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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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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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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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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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UP govt clears plan to induct 700 electric buses in 14 cities across state

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday cleared a proposal for operation of electric buses as part of the public transport system in 14 cities across the state. UP Cabinet Minister Sidharth Nath Singh told reporters here that the electric buses will be inducted to boost...

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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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