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Electric vehicle sales in India up 20% in 2019-20

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 21, 2020

Electric vehicles sales, excluding e-rickshaws, in India grew by 20 per cent at 1.56 lakh units in 2019-20 driven by two-wheelers, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) said on Monday. In 2018-19, total EV sales in India stood at 1.3 lakh units, SMEV said in a...

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Lockdown extension right move, adverse impact on EV sector in next 1-2 months: SMEV

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 15, 2020

Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) on Tuesday said extension of the lockdown is the right move although there will be certainly an adverse impact on the operations of its members for the next 1-2 months. Describing the situation as a testing time for the EV...

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About 15% EV dealers to shut shop post lockdown

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 3, 2020

More than 200 dealers or 15% of the 1,400 odd electric vehicle dealerships across the country will likely shut down once the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted, said the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), the apex body for the EV industry. EV manufacturers say...

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Electric 2-wheeler makers learning to survive without subsidy: SMEV

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 6, 2020

Mass segment electric two-wheeler makers are learning to "live without government support" as FAME II scheme to promote electric mobility has not met its objective, according to industry body SMEV. The Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicle (SMEV) said after getting a "...

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SIAM, SMEV welcome electric vehicle policy of Delhi govt

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2019

Auto industry body SIAM on Tuesday said the electric vehicle policy announced by the Delhi government would help encourage consumers to adopt electric vehicles. Some of the welcome announcements in the policy include measures which would make electric vehicles affordable and...

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In battle to curb pollution, Delhi awaits EV policy

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 8, 2019

As the Delhi government has re-introduced the odd-even scheme to curb air pollution, the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy, 2018 awaits to be notified even after close to a year since it was drafted. While the government said it is working on details of the drafts, the...

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M&M To Enter Indian Electric Two Wheeler Market Soon

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 20, 2019

Despite being one of the earliest to launch electric vehicles in India, the Mumbai-based SUV-specialist Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has kept away from entering the electric two-wheeler...

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Impose green cess on polluting vehicles to support EVs: SMEV

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 18, 2019

"We strongly advocate the imposition of a notional green cess on the polluting vehicles and use it to accelerate electric mobility," SMEV Director General Sohinder Gill said in a statement....

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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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India proposes electrifying motorbikes, scooters in 6-8 years

By : Sustainability ..., May 23, 2019

The Indian government's leading think-tank has proposed electrifying most motorbikes and scooters within the next six to eight years to curb pollution and reduce dependency on fossil fuels, a...

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