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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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EV sales in India cross 7.5 lakh mark in FY2019

By : Sustainability ..., May 3, 2019

For India Auto Inc, FY2019 may have been a dampener for overall internal combustion-engined vehicle sales, given that they recorded single-digit growth. In comparison, albeit on a much lower...

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Low on incentives, electric two-wheelers may lose million units race

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 27, 2019

Manufacturers of electric two-wheelers raised doubts about meeting India’s dream of having a million such vehicles on road in the next three years, due to a reduction in incentives given under...

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