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FAME-II: Stricter norms lead to slump of electric vehicle sales in H1

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

Hit by stringent compliance norms, only around 3,000 electric two-wheelers were registered and sold under the government's subsidy programme – FAME-II scheme – in the first six months (April-September) against over 75,000 units registered last year, people aware of the matter...

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Unorganised players with cost edge lead the e-rickshaw race

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

More than two years after organised players like Kinetic, Hero Electric and Mahindra & Mahindra forayed into the growing e-rickshaw market they are yet to gain a toehold in this space. An electric-vehicle revolution is gaining ground in India, home to about 1.5 million...

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Explained: Scientists announce Li-ion battery that ‘won’t catch fire’ — how will it work

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2019

Lithium-ion batteries are vulnerable to fire and explosion, which often happens without warning. This is because they are built with flammable and combustible materials. Now, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory has developed a Lithium-ion battery that will not catch...

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Cost of electric vehicles to be on par with combustion engine cars in 3-4 years: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 29, 2019

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday said the cost of electric vehicles will almost become at par with combustion engine cars in the next 3-4 years, largely owing to decline in battery price and India should be ready for this transition. Observing that India has 28 cars...

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Greaves Cotton hikes stake in EVs maker Ampere Vehicles to 81.23%

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 16, 2019

Manufacturer of diesel engines, generators and pump sets, Greaves Cotton has increased its stake in Coimbatore-based electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Ampere Vehicles from 67.34% to 81.23% by...

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Tata Group to set up Rs 4,000cr lithium-ion battery plant

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 12, 2019

In a major push to electric mobility in Gujarat, Tata Group, has committed an investment of Rs 4,000 crore to set up a lithium-ion battery plant in Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) in...

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Greaves Cotton to foray into electric vehicle battery manufacturing

By : Sustainability ..., May 28, 2019

The 160-year old Greaves Cotton, which is traditionally known as a manufacturer of diesel engines, generators and pump sets, is looking to invest in battery manufacturing and supply chain for...

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New way to create fast-charging lithium-ion batteries discovered

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 17, 2019

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a way to make lithium-ion battery that can charge within minutes but still operate at a high capacity, an advance that may improve...

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Tiruchi firm to form JV with CECRI to make battery for EVs

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 28, 2019

The Tiruchi-based High Energy Batteries Ltd, will join hands with Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI) to produce battery for electric vehicles. The BSE-listed company will be the...

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Electric Vehicles: GoZero Mobility to foray into Indian market with two products

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 20, 2019

British electric bike and lifestyle brand GoZero Mobility will enter Indian market next week with the launch of two products. The Birmingham-based firm will launch two electric bikes -- One and...

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