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Covid19: Okinawa shuts electric scooter manufacturing plant till further notice

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 25, 2020

Okinawa, the leading player in electric two-wheeler business has announced that it will be shutting its Rajasthan plant. The announcement comes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic scare. Most of the other auto manufacturing facilities have already downed their shutters in...

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Nitish Kumar asks officials to prepare comprehensive policy to promote electric vehicles in Bihar

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 4, 2020

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Tuesday asked officials of five departments to sit together and prepare a comprehensive policy to promote manufacturing and use of electric vehicles in the state. “Senior officials of industries, energy, urban development and housing, transport and...

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Coronavirus: Two-wheeler production affected, EV ecosystem in India expecting disruption on a large scale

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak is a global health emergency and while governments scramble to find a cure as death toll increases, there are other effects of the pandemic that the industries will have to bear. Several automobile manufacturers in India rely on China for import of...

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The biggest challenge for mass adoption of electric vehicles in India: Price

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 10, 2020

More so than anywhere else, automakers are chasing the holy grail of electric mobility in India: a lower price. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.’s launch of its e-KUV at a price of ₹825,000 ($11, 587), compared to its next cleanest option -- a mid-range petrol variant at ₹650,000...

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Budget 2020 proposes hike in EV import duty to promote domestic manufacturing

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2020

The Union Budget on Saturday proposed to increase customs duty on import of electric vehicles across categories. The increase in basic customs duty is in the ranges of 10-40 percentage points across EV segment, and comes in the backdrop of Chinese manufacturers dumping low-...

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India’s electric vehicle ambitions could stumble on lack of Lithium

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2020

India’s ambition of becoming a global hub for making electric vehicles faces one major hurdle: its lack of access to lithium. Home to some of the most polluted cities on the planet, the South Asian nation is pivoting toward new-energy vehicles to clean up its toxic air. But...

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Fisker Confirms Its 480 Km Range Ocean Electric SUV Will Launch In India

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 8, 2020

Fisker Inc, a company known for its state-of-the-art electric vehicles, is in the limelight again with the launch of its Ocean electric SUV prior to the CES 2020. With its debut appearance in 2018, the electric SUV garnered a lot of attention over the years and is now finally...

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Kia Seltos Electric Being Developed For Asian Markets

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2019

Kia Motors entered India with the Seltos compact SUV and the model has hit the jackpot with over 80,000 bookings since launch. The carmaker has its hands full with the strong domestic and export demand for the SUV and the model has helped Kia establish itself as the fifth-...

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Haima Automobile confirms India entry

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2019

Late in November 2019, we told you that Great Wall Motors will be joined by another Chinese carmaker at Auto Expo 2020 – Haima Automobile. Today, we have official confirmation from Haima about its plans for an India entry. Speaking to Autocar India, a company spokesperson...

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100% Confident: In Nitin Gadkari’s Push for Electric Vehicle Adoption, a Promise of Crores of Jobs

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 11, 2019

Touting India’s huge potential in taking the lead in electric mobility, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said the adoption of electric vehicles would help reduce the government’s import bill substantially which in turn will help create “crores of...

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