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Rs 50,000 crore Japanese EV boost in Gujarat

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2019

Japanese majors Suzuki Motors, Toshiba and Denso have formed a consortium to set up a plant for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries and electrodes in Gujarat. The plant will come up near Hansalpur in Gujarat. The proposed lithium-ion battery plant will be the biggest in the...

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Innolia Energy to set up integrated solar, lithium battery, EV assembly unit in Telangana

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2019

Innolia Energy, a US based company, has announced the launch of phase one of the Rs 225 crore integrated solar, lithium ion battery and electric vehicle assembly facility in Telangana. The company promoted by an NRI plans to make a phased investment of Rs 225 crore in the...

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Shift to EVs will be gradual; may account for 25-30% of vehicles by 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 5, 2019

The transformation from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles would be gradual, said J Radhakrishnan, Tamil Nadu Transport Secretary. “Electric vehicles would probably account for 25-30 per cent of the total vehicle population by 2030.” he said Speaking at an event...

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FinMin clears subsidy plan for EV, mobile batteries

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2019

The finance ministry has approved a Niti Aayog plan to subsidise manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles and mobile phones. The proposal entailing annual subsidy of Rs 700 crore will now go to the cabinet for its nod, a senior government official told ET. The...

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Costs, charging infrastructure making it difficult for EV as a good value proposition: Maruti Suzuki

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

Maruti Suzuki India, which plans to launch is first electric vehicle (EV) in the country next year, is finding cost of EVs to be prohibitive for mass adoption besides charging infrastructure proving to be a big issue, according to a senior company official. Having commenced a...

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KEL in talks with Toshiba to make Li-Ion batteries for EVs

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 28, 2019

Kerala Electrical & Allied Engineering Co. Limited (KEL) is in discussion with Toshiba to manufacture fast-charging Lithium ion (Li-Ion) batteries for electrical vehicles.The Toshiba team from Japan visited the Mamala unit of KEL. The five-member team from Toshiba headed...

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Low-quality Chinese batteries could slow down India’s EV drive

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 21, 2019

Chinese manufacturers are dumping low-quality battery packs for electric vehicles (EVs) in India, two officials aware of the matter said, similar to the way rejected solar modules were sold here...

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Tesla shows interest in India’s plans to build battery plants

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 19, 2019

Tesla and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd (CATL) are among the companies that have shown an initial interest in the Indian government’s plan to build large factories to make...

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Three Indian PSUs set up JV to mine for lithium, cobalt overseas

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 2, 2019

Three Indian state-run companies are to form a joint venture to buy mining assets overseas that have minerals such as lithium and cobalt, which are used in the manufacture of batteries for...

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The 4 factories that could solve one of the last pieces of India's EV puzzle

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 30, 2019

The plan involves setting up at least four factories — of 10 gigawatt hours each. India, famous for its affordable entry-level cars, remains the only major market without a genuine electric...

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