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Growth in global carbon emissions slowed in 2019 - report

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

A surprise drop in coal use in the United States and Europe has helped to slow the growth of global carbon dioxide emissions this year, with softening demand in China and India also contributing, according to a study published on Wednesday. The report, launched at a U.N....

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Revolt Intellicorp starts delivery of RV400 in Pune

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

Revolt Intellicorp has today commenced deliveries of the first batch of its RV400 electric motorcycles in Pune. These e-bikes will be handed over to customers as per the booking sequence from the two Revolt Hubs in Kalyani Nagar, and ICC Tech Park, S.B.Road, informed the...

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Toshiba, Kerala govt sign EOI for making lithium-ion batteries for e-vehicles

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

The Toshiba group on Thursday signed an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the Kerala government for technology transfer and manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. The EOI was signed at the Kerala State Investment Promotion Seminar organised here which saw...

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Kinetic Green partners with Autoline Ind to develop e-cycles

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

Pune-based electric vehicle maker Kinetic Green said it has signed a pact with auto component maker Autoline Industries for joint development and marketing of e-cycles. Under the alliance, Autoline will undertake the development of the electric cycle critical assemblies with...

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ADB approves $250 mn loan to EESL to expand energy efficiency investments

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday said it has approved a loan of $250 million (about Rs 1,775 crore) as part of an assistance package to EESL to expand energy efficiency investments in India. The new ADB project is a sector loan guaranteed by the Government of...

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Bajaj Auto invests $8 million in e-bicycle sharing platform Yulu

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 27, 2019

Bajaj Auto Ltd, India’s second largest motorcycle manufacturer, will invest in Bengaluru-based cycle sharing platform Yulu, which offers electric cycles and bicycles on hire for last-mile commute.

This comes in the...

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Focus on afforestation, renewable power as Gujarat special economic zones go green

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

In a bid to lower carbon footprint, special economic zones (SEZs) across Gujarat will be made more environment friendly. Special initiatives including afforestation, shifting to renewable energy for power requirements and usage of electric vehicles and bicycles for internal...

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Delhi pollution: Supreme Court proposes hydrogen fuel vehicles; industry disposes

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 14, 2019

The Supreme Court's suggestion to look at hydrogen fuel vehicles as panacea to the problem of air pollution in India has met with a sceptical response from industry as well as civil society. Globally, unlike electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel vehicles are still being tested on...

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Diesel-run auto-rickshaws to go off Patna roads from March 31, 2021

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2019

Thousands of auto-rickshaws running on diesel will go off the roads of Patna from the midnight of March 31, 2021, the Bihar government announced on November 6, 2019. Instead, the owners of the auto-rickshaws will be encouraged to switch over to CNG or battery-operated systems...

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Electrically powered car trend raising aluminium demand -Novelis

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2019

Moves to reduce plastic packaging to protect the environment are starting to increase demand for aluminium packaging, the European head of Novelis, the world's largest producer of rolled aluminium products, said. Aluminium demand will also be underpinned by a trend towards...

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