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Exempt LPG & CNG autos from getting permits: Unions to govt

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 24, 2019

After the Centre’s move to exempt electric vehicles from the need for passenger transport permit, auto unions across the state are urging the government to implement the same for LPG and CNG autos. The Centre has provided several benefits to electric vehicles such as waiver...

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Piaggio launches three-wheeler EV at ₹1.97 lakh

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2019

Italian auto maker Piaggio on Wednesday forayed into the electric vehicle segment in India with the launch of its three-wheeler ‘Ape E-City’ that is priced at ₹1.97 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The company has tied up with Chetan Maini-led Sun Mobility for battery and charging...

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ADB issues $250 mn loan to India to expand energy efficiency investments

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 18, 2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a USD 250 million loan agreement with the Centre to expand energy efficiency investments in India, according to an official statement. The loan agreement to provide loan to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) was signed on...

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Rising pollution in HP: Oppn, govt on the same page

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

Raising the issue of rising pollution levels and climate change in the winter session of Himachal assembly, Congress MLA Vikramaditya Singh sought the use of government vehicles in carpooling, introduction of electric vehicles and improvement in public transport in order to...

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Electric vehicles maker Pi Beam raises bridge funding from GAIL

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 11, 2019

Pi Beam Labs Pvt. Ltd, which builds affordable electric utility vehicles, has raised Rs 5 crore ($705,000 at current exchange rate) in a bridge funding round from state-owned natural gas distribution company GAIL (India) Ltd, according to reports. The company, which was...

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Last-mile mobility to go electric in India: Piaggio Ape Electrik to unveil 18 December

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 11, 2019

Piaggio Vehicles has just announced that it will be unveiling the Ape Electrik series in India on 18th December. Piaggio Ape has been a popular three-wheeler in India that has served as a last-mile connectivity solution for decades. In October this year, Piaggio Ape received...

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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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