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BMTC board gives nod to procure new buses

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2020

In a relief for passengers, a Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) board meeting on Tuesday approved the procurement of new buses.

BMTC board has approved the procurement of 1,500 BS-VI diesel buses after the approval from the state government. BS-VI...

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Global NEV market to grow to $567,299.8 million by 2025

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2020

Globally the new energy vehicle (NEV) market will grow to $567,299.8 million by 2025 at a CAGR of 22.3 per cent, claims a study by Market Insights Reports. The NEV market across the world was valued at $118,864.5 million in 2017. The new energy vehicles include not only...

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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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Dept of Heavy Industries sanctions 2,636 charging stations to support EVs

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 6, 2020

In order to enhance clean mobility in the road transport sector, the Department of Heavy Industries has sanctioned 2,636 charging stations under the second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric (FAME) Vehicles in India scheme. With this, the total number...

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Hero Electric delays Rs 700 cr investment by a yr after failure of FAME II

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 2, 2020

Leading electric two-wheeler maker Hero Electric has put on hold investment of up to Rs 700 crore by a year with the sector taking a nosedive as FAME II, scheme aimed to promote electric vehicles, has failed to deliver, according to a top company official. Calling for a...

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Bengaluru: 2020 may be a better year for urban mobility

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 31, 2019

Bengaluru, which is perennially dogged by chock-a-block roads, can look forward to 2020 with some hope and expectation, going by the promises made by various government agencies to unveil projects to benefit urban mobility. With more than 80 lakh vehicles and average speed...

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Hyderabad firm may emerge as lowest bidder for e-bus project

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 20, 2019

Hyderabad-based Olectra Greentech Ltd (formerly Goldstone Infratech Ltd) and its Chinese technical partner BYD are likely to emerge as the lowest bidder in the electric bus project of state corporations in Karnataka, multiple sources in state transport undertakings (STUs)...

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With Make in India, BYD looks to make country EV hub for the region

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 17, 2019

V Rishi Kumar BYD Co Limited, the diversified business conglomerate based in Shenzhen, China, is on expansion mode in India through the ‘Make in India’ drive. It is in the process of stepping up its engagement in India in the entire electric mobility chain and electronics,...

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Hyderabad to get fast-charging hubs for EVs in 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

In an effort to encourage the use of e-vehicles in a big way, the Telangana government plans to set up fast-charging stations for hassle-free commuting. “The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd (TSREDCO) will install 200 of these fast-charging...

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Surat Municipal Corporation standing committee approves tender for 150 electric bus

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

With Surat Municipal Corporation’s (SMC) standing committee approval of the tender by a Secunderabad-based company for operating 150 electric buses in the diamond city, soon city will replace its diesel-run buses on its dedicated BRTS route. Official sources said that about...

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